Each year, the Women's Golf Coaches
Association names women's collegiate golf First Team, Second Team and
Honorable Mention WGCA All-American Teams for Division I, II & III.
The selection process for this prestigious honor is quite
rigorous and is determined by the WGCA Awards Committee for each
The chairperson of the WGCA Awards Committee will
receive the names of the Top 60 players (30 players for Division II and
III) from the Golfstat and Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings. A copy of each of
the players’ tournament profiles for the current year will be sent to
the WGCA Awards Committees.
Each player under consideration for this honor must
have competed a minimum of 15 rounds (12 for Division II and III) during
the competitive year, including NCAA Regional Championships (n/a for
Each Awards Committee member will review the
tournament profiles of all candidates and will make comparisons between
the players. Criteria used to evaluate each player are as follows:
- Head to Head Competition
- Comparison with common opponents
- Scoring average (adjusted)
- Place finishes in regular season events and tournament wins
- Strength of schedule
The criteria will be prioritized in the above order
if a decision becomes difficult to determine. The NCAA Medalist is
always an automatic First Team selection (Division II and III only). Also the top 10 finishers at
the NCAA Championship (Division II and III only), if not already included on one of the
All-American teams, will be included in the Honorable Mention category
of WGCA All-American.
Each WGCA Awards Committee member is responsible to
be well informed about the best players in their region. Please contact
your regional representatives if you would like to discuss a potential
All-American candidate or have additional information that would be
helpful in the evaluation of a specific player.
The Division I WGCA All-American Teams will consist
of 40 total players. 1st and 2nd will consist of at least 11 players each. For Division II, the number of All-Americans is 10 for 1st team, 10 for 2nd team and 10 for Honorable Mention. The number of players recognized for Division III is up to 20.
Division II and III All-American Teams will be announced at the WGCA Awards Banquets (if conducted) during each respective Division's NCAA Championship. Division I All-Americans will be announced after medal play at the NCAA Championship.