UW-Stout’s Rachel Hernandez (Sr, Madison/Verona), Marie Allo (Sr, Newington, Conn) and Alexa Filipiak (So, Elk River, Minn) were selected as 2017-18 All-American Scholars by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA), Hernandez for the third time, Allo and Filipiak for the second time.
Majoring in Golf Enterprise Managment, Hernandez, a three-year team captain, has been collecting honors throughout her career, both on the course and in the classroom. She wrapped up her career this season by receiving the WIAC Judy Kruckman Scholar-Athlete Award and was a Google Cloud Academic All-District® honoree.
The Blue Devils’ No. 1 player, Hernandez finished in a tie for fourth individually at the WIAC Women’s Golf Championship and posted a team best 79.3 stroke average.
In six tournament this season, only once did Hernandez finish lower than fourth.Hernandez was second at the Mad Dawg Invitational and third at the wartburg Collge Fall Invitational. She captured fourth place finishes at the UW-River Falls Invitational the UW-Oshkosh Titan Classic and the conference championship.
Hernandez received first team All-WIAC honors for the third time in her career (2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16) and was the WIAC Judy Kruckman Scholar-Athlete recipient. Hernandez has twice earned WGCA All-American Scholar honors.
Hernandez shot a school record 70 in the opening round of the Wartburg College Fall Invitational, then followed up with a 75 the next day to set a school 36-hole mark of 145. During her career, the Blue Devils qualified twice to the national meet as team.
Allo, a Golf Enterprise Management major, transferred to UW-Stout for the 2016-17 season, wrapping up her junior year this season. Allo played 16 rounds over eight events and finished season with 84.1 stroke average, finishing 15th at the WIAC Championship, where Stout placed second. Allo matched a collegiate-low with a 79 in first found of Wartburg College Fall Invitational. She finished 10th at UW-Stevens Point Mad Dawg Invitational.
In her second season with the Blue Devils, Filipiak placed 18th at the WIAC Championship and finished with season stroke average of 84.0. She played 16 rounds over eight matches and scored a season-low 79 on first day of Wartburg Fall Classic and again on first day of UW-Stevens Point Mad Dawg Invitational. Filipiak was fourth in season-opening UW-River Falls Invitational. Filipiak is working on a double major in Golf Enterprise Management and Real Estate & Property Management. She was an intern at the US Open in mid-June.
A total of 1,011 student-athletes from NCAA and NAIA institutions around the nation were named to the team. Players must have maintained a minimum 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale to be an All-American Scholar. Players must have played a minimum of 12 rounds throughout the season.
A total of 10 players from the WIAC were honored.