CORAL SPRINGS, Florida (July 3, 2018) – Courtney Ewing and Jolene Kam of the Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Golf team claimed All-American Scholar awards from the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).
Ewing (Jr., Pueblo West, Colo.) boasts a 3.98 GPA while majoring in biology and chemistry, Kam (Jr., Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia) owns a 3.78 GPA as she nears her degree in business management with an emphasis in marketing. Ewing and Kam are the only two Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women's golfers to earn a spot on the WGCA All-American Scholar team.
A student-athlete must have a 3.50 GPA or higher to be considered for All-American Scholar honors. In total 1,011 student-athletes across all divisions were named to the WGCA All-American Scholar Team.
Ewing collected RMAC Golfer of the Year honors in 2018. She was also named RMAC Academic Golfer of the Year. Ewing earned First Team Academic All-RMAC honors for the second consecutive season. For each of the past two seasons, Ewing was recognized as part of the Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-District Team. Ewing has also earned All-RMAC honors in each of her three seasons at CSU-Pueblo including First Team All-RMAC honors in 2016 and 2018. For the first time in her career, Ewing qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2018 as an individual and finished T-34th (+19) at the NCAA Division II West Region Championships. She totaled 49 birdies in 19 rounds of play and headed to the regional ranked No. 58 in the Golfstat player rankings. Ewing gathered medalist honors at the RMAC Championship, as she tied for fifth at nine-over. Ewing was a four-time RMAC Golfer of the Week award winner this season. She shot her low round of the season in the second round of the NCAA West Regional Preview at the Hillcrest Golf Club Sept. 19, when she carded a 69 to finish the tournament tied for second at +2. In nine tournaments before the region championships, Ewing finished top 5 four times and top 10 on five occasions with a top 20 placing in all nine tournaments in 2017-18. She had five rounds at even-par or better this season.
In each of her first two seasons at CSU-Pueblo, Kam was named Second Team All-RMAC. She also earned a place on Academic All-RMAC Honor Roll in both 2017 and 2018. This season, Kam recorded a stroke average of 78.8 for the season, a career-best. She posted a 77.1 stroke average in her final seven rounds of the season. As a junior, Kam finished T-12th at the RMAC Championships with scores of 76-78-77--231 (+15). In 2017, Kam earned her highest finish ever at the RMAC Championships when she earned fifth place with a +9 (153). Kam led the field with 38 pars and was +1 in Par 3 scoring at the RMAC Championships. She carded a low round of 74 twice, at the Pack's fall home tournament at Pueblo Country Club and the team's spring tournament at Walking Stick Golf Course.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.