UMHB’s Victoria Thane named to the WGCA All-American Scholar Team

Thane was the lone Crusader to earn WGCA All-American Scholar this season. (
Thane was the lone Crusader to earn WGCA All-American Scholar this season. (
BELTON – University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s golfer Victoria Thane was named to the 2013-14 Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team announced Wednesday.

Thane, a junior sport management major from Samford, Texas (Samford H.S.), posted a stroke average 80.92 in 24 competitive rounds for the Cru. She recorded three top-10 finishes, including her first career individual win at the West Region Invitational (75-82=157). Thane finished seventh at the American Southwest Conference championship to earn Second Team All-ASC and finished in a tie for 22nd place at the 2014 Division III National Championships, shooting a four-round total of 323.

The Cru ended the season as the 2014 National Runners Up, carding a 325-316-319-320=1280. UMHB competed in ten tournaments in 2013-2014 with three wins and five runner-up finishes. The Cru did not finish below the top five in any tournament.

Thane was the lone Crusader to win the award. She was joined by fellow American Southwest Conference members Blair Allen and Shelby Allen of Concordia Texas, Dylan Dawson and Kara Doege of Hardin-Simmons and Jordan Sloane of U.T.-Tyler.

Student-athletes must maintain a GPA of 3.50, post a stroke average of less than 95 and play at least 12 competitive rounds to be eligible for WGCA honors. A total of 664 golfers representing Divisions I, II and III earned WGCA All-American Scholar honors.

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