Four ASU Women's Golfers named All-American Scholars

JONESBORO, Ark. (7/15/2011) — Four members of the Arkansas State women's golf team have been named as 2010-11 All-American Scholars by the National Golf Coaches Association.

Senior Jennifer Welch (Little Rock, Ark.), juniors Anna Carling (Cardiff, Wales) and Aly Seng (Enid, Okla.) and sophomore Jennifer Loiacano (Jonesboro, Ark.) all earned All-American Scholar status by carrying a grade-point-average of at least 3.50.

"I am very proud and honored to have four All-American Scholar athletes receiving this award and representing ASU," said head women's golf coach MJ Desbiens.  "Their dedication and hard work in the classroom is exceptional and carries on to the golf course. I look forward to their continued success in the upcoming season."

Carling was the medalist at the 2011 Sun Belt Conference Women's Golf Championships, taking top honors when she defeated Middle Tennessee's Karisa Akin in a sudden death playoff to cap the tournament in Muscle Shoals, Ala. Apr. 20.  She led the Red Wolves on the season with a 76.10 average.

Welch finished the season ranked third on the team with an average of 77.84.  She finished second at the ASU Lady Red Wolf Classic and third at the Chris Banister Gamecock Classic.

Loiacano closed out the season in fourth place for the Red Wolves, averaging 79.07.  She posted a sixth-place finish at the Lady Red Wolf Classic and an 11th-place finish at the Chip-N-Club Invitational in Lincoln, Neb.

Seng finished the season ranked fifth for ASU with an average of 80.13, finishing 13th at the Lady Red Wolf Classic.