July 4, 2014
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Senior Samantha Swinehart and junior Justine Dreher were named Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars, the association announced this week. Swinehart and Dreher are repeat selections, making the list in each year of their respective careers.
The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics, with the minimum cumulative GPA set at 3.50.
Swinehart, a sport and entertainment major, has made the All-American Scholars list each of her four seasons at South Carolina. She played a key role in the Gamecocks’ success as she found a spot in the lineup at all 12 tournaments. She wrapped up the season with a team leading 73.12 stroke average, which ranks second all-time for a single season at South Carolina. Swinehart earned second team All-SEC honors and recorded eight top-20 finishes, including a tie for 13th at the NCAA Championship.
Also a sport and entertainment major, Dreher has been an All-American Scholar selection for three-straight years. A first team All-SEC selection, Dreher also helped lead the Gamecocks to one of their best seasons in school history. She finished the season with a 73.36 stroke average, which ranks third all-time for a single season at South Carolina. Dreher played in all 12 tournaments and was the team’s low individual at six of those tournaments.
In May, Swinehart was named a WGCA second team All-American and Dreher earned an honorable mention nod. The pair has also garnered honorable mention All-America honors from Golfweek.