Wild named All-American golf

Casey Wild, All-American || Courtesy Tarleton Athletics

STEPHENVILLE (May 25, 2017( – Tarleton’s Casey Wild has been named first-team All-American by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association, the committee announced on Wednesday.

It’s the first time in Wild’s career that she has been named All-American by the WGCA. Wild recently finished sixth individually at the NCAA Division II Championships in Findlay, Ohio with a 72-hole score of 304 (+16).

This season, Wild has been named first-team All-Region, Lone Star Conference Player of the Year and LSC Academic Player of the Year for the second straight year.

Wild is the No. 9-ranked player in the nation by GolfStat.com with a scoring average of 74.1 in 27 rounds. The junior from Australia had 10 top-20 finishes and eight top-10 finishes, including winning the Lone Star Conference individual championship by carding a school record 143 (-1).

The Women’s Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women’s collegiate golf coaches. The WGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the WGCA represents over 600 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.

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