HOUSTON – For their impressive work in the classroom and on the course, University of Houston stars Leonie Harm, Megan Thothong and Allie Andersen were named Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars on Wednesday afternoon.
All three student-athletes posted a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or higher while leading the Cougars to their third straight NCAA Regional appearance under Head Coach Gerrod Chadwell.
Thothong received the postseason honor for the third consecutive season, while Harm and Andersen collected the award for the first time during their careers.
Nearly 1,000 women’s collegiate golfers from across NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III were honored with the award.
Majoring in business, Thothong has posted a 3.96 GPA during her first three seasons. Competing at the NCAA Columbus Regional in May, she became the first Cougar in school history to compete in three NCAA Regionals during her career and is the only Cougar to win multiple individual tournament titles.
In 2016-17, the Dallas native posted a 74.91 scoring average and finished among the top-20 leaders at three tournaments, including a season-best sixth,-place showing at the American Athletic Conference Championships in April.
As she prepares for her senior season in 2017-18, Thothong ranks as the Cougars’ career leader in strokes (7,308), tournament victories (2) and rounds played (98) and stands second in stroke average (74.57), top-10 finishes (9) and top-20 finishes (13).
Harm enjoyed her first WGCA All-American Scholar accolade after a record-breaking season.
The Gerlingen, Germany, native led the Cougars with a 72.70 scoring average and finished among the top-10 leaders at five tournaments. She captured the first individual title of her collegiate career after posting a score of 218 during the Texas State Invitational during the fall.
Harm, who has posted a 3.71 GPA in biochemical and biophysical sciences, set a school record by two strokes with a 66 in the First Round at the MountainView Collegiate and followed that with another 66 in the Second Round of the Clover Cup and in the First Round of The American Championships.
In addition to her academic honors, Harm was named to the All-American Athletic Conference Team for her impressive play on the course.
Andersen joined the Cougars in 2016-17 after spending her first two seasons at Colorado State. A native of The Woodlands, Texas, she has compiled a 3.60 GPA in psychology.
In her first season with the Cougars, Andersen finished with a 74.87 scoring average and three top-20 finishes. She enjoyed her best finish at the Clemson Invitational, where she tied for fifth with sub-par scores in the First and Final rounds.
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