June 21, 2016
Charlottesville, Va. – Virginia women’s golfers Elizabeth Szokol (Winnetka, Ill.) and Anna Redding (Concord, N.C.) have been named to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s All-Academic Team. Both players received the recognition for the first time in their careers.
Szokol, a senior, was named an honorable mention All-American in 2016 after helping UVA to a fifth-place finish in medal play at the NCAA Championships and the team’s first appearance in the match-play portion of the tournament. She finished 20th at the NCAA Championships after tying for first at the NCAA Stanford Regional. She was ranked No. 34 in the final Golfstat standings and finished second on the team with a 73.24 stroke average.
A freshman, Redding was fourth on the team with a 74.82 stroke average. She placed fifth at the ACC Championships and was 53rd at the NCAA Championships. She played in nine of UVA’s 11 tournaments and tallied two top-10 finishes. She is one of seven freshmen named to the All-Academic Team.
To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic team, a student-athlete, regardless of classification, must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.