CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Five members of the Virginia women’s golf team were named 2024 Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars today (July 1). That group is comprised of graduate student senior Celeste Valinho (Jacksonville, Fla.), senior Rebecca Skoler (Needham, Mass.), juniors Amanda Sambach (Pinehurst, N.C.) and Megan Propeck (Leawood, Kans.) and freshman Jaclyn Laha (Pleasanton, Calif.). All five players had previously been named to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s All-ACC Academic Team.

The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team is a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 and to have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s competitive rounds.

Valinho’s selection marked the fourth time during her career she has received the honor while Skoler and Propeck were two-time honorees.

Sambach was named an All-American for the third consecutive year after finishing the season ranked No. 11 in the NCAA individual rankings. She led the Cavaliers with a 71.45 stroke average. Sambach had seven top-10 performances in 11 total tournaments. She won Toledo’s Glass City Invitational for the fourth victory in her career. She led UVA in scoring at the ACC Championships, NCAA Regional and NCAA Championships in addition to five regular-season tournaments. She was named an All-ACC performer for the third consecutive season.

Skoler was among four UVA student-athletes who received an ACC Weaver-James-Corrigan-Swofford Postgraduate Award Scholarship. She played in all 11 UVA events this season and led the team in scoring with a career-best second-place finish at The Show tournament.

Propeck and LaHa also played in all 11 events this season. LaHa led UVA in scoring at the Stanford Intercollegiate and the Liz Murphey Collegiate. Propeck posted three top-10 finishes while also posting her best collegiate tournament and single-round scores during the season.

Valinho appeared in nine tournaments and recorded her fifth top-10 career finish during the season. She played in a total of 39 tournaments during her Cavalier career.