Two members of the Nevada women’s golf team have been honored as All-American Scholars by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).

Kaitlin Collom and Victoria Gailey received the honor for the 2018-19 academic year. A total of 1,097 collegiate women golfers were recognized with this prestigious honor. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 needed. This is Collom’s fourth honor and Gailey’s first following her first season.

Collom, who recently earned her bachelor’s degree in community health science with emphasis in kinesiology, finished her academic career with a 3.947 cumulative GPA. She is one of two student-athletes to come through the program that received this honor all four years of her career. Collom averaged 76.69 strokes per round in her four years with the Wolf Pack, which is seventh-best in program history. She is also one of just six players to have won a tournament individually during their time at Nevada.

Gailey, also a community health science major with emphasis in kinesiology, recorded a cumulative GPA of 3.963 in her first year. She posted arguably one of the best rookie seasons in program history as she was named to the All-Mountain West second team and set the single season scoring record at 73.47 strokes per round. Also in her rookie season she led the Wolf Pack with five top 10 finishes.

These two honorees from Nevada are among 22 to earn the distinction from around the Mountain West. New Mexico and Fresno State led the way with five selections each.

(University of Nevada)