Five University of Louisville women’s golfers were named Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars, the organization announced Tuesday.
 
Seniors Lauren Hartlage and Delaney Shah, sophomores Lauren Thibodeau and Mairead Martin, and freshman Hana Ryskova each earned honors.
 
The WGCA recognized 1,401 women’s collegiate golfers from Divisions I, II, and III with the prestigious honor for maintaining at least a 3.50 cumulative grade-point average and playing in at least 50% of the team’s rounds.
 
Louisville has placed at least three on the list each year since 2012, and had multiple honorees each of the last 11 years. Shah and Hartlage have earned the honor all four years at UofL.
 
Despite a shortened season due to the worldwide pandemic, Hartlage still had a record season, earning All-American Honorable Mention honors by the WGCA. The senior set a new UofL single-season record with a 71.53 stroke average in 17 rounds. She is the first Louisville golfer to average below par for a season. Hartlage finished in the top-10 in four of the six tournaments in which UofL competed.
  
Hartlage tied her own program record by shooting a 7-under-par 65 during the final round of the Cardinal Cup in October. For the season, she recorded five rounds in the 60’s and eight rounds of par or better. She finishes her season 46th in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, 51st in the Golfstat NCAA Division I player rankings and 55th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index. She also finished the year ranked ninth in the Arnold Palmer Cup rankings. 
 
Shah finished the shortened season with a 74.18 stroke average, the fourth-best on the team. She posted a season-best fifth-place finish at the Minnesota Invitational after shooting a 5-under-par.

Thibodeau earned the honor for the second time. The sophomore was fourth on the team with a 73.70 average and recorded a top-10 finish. Her 1-under-par 143 helped her tie for seventh at the Minnesota Invitational and also tied for 12th at the Moon Golf Invitational.
 
A rising junior, Martin was third on the squad with a 73.29 stroke average, recording one top five and one top-10 finish. Martin shot a 6-under-par to post a second-place finish at the Cardinal Cup and tied for 13th at Illini Women’s Invitational.
 
One of the top rookies in the ACC, Ryskova had a remarkable freshman season, finishing second with a 72.76 stroke average. She closed the shortened season with a pair of top-10 finishes, placing third at the Cardinals Cup and sixth at the Moon Golf Invitational.
 
For the latest on Louisville women’s golf, visit GoCards.com, or follow the team’s social media accounts on Twitter @UofLWGolf, Facebook /UofLWGolf, and Instagram @UofLWGolf.

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