CORAL SPRINGS, Florida.A total of five Ole Miss golfers have been recognized as Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars, the WGCA announced Tuesday.

McKinley Cunningham, Natacha Host Husted, Andrea Lignell, Julia Johnson and Chiara Tamburlini all won the prestigious Academic Honor for the 2021-22 school year.

There are now 22 Rebels selected to the WGCA American Scholars team with Kory Henkes as Ole Miss Women’s Golf Head Coach. This marks the third straight year that Lignell and Tamburlini have won Academic All-America honors.

It is also the second time under Henkes that five rebels have received the honor in a season, tying the team’s program record from 2020 when Lignell, Tamburlini, Pi-Lillebi Hermansson, Ellen Hutchinson Kayand Kennedy Swan all have achieved the title of WGCA All-American Scholar.

The five Rebels were among a total of 1,485 female collegiate golfers awarded the honor of the year in all three NCAA divisions. The selection criteria for the WGCA All-American Scholar Team are among the most stringent in all college sports, with each recipient having to meet the minimum cumulative requirement of 3.50 while competing in 50% of the regular competitions of the middle School. .

Johnson graduated from Ole Miss after earning her master’s degree in sports analysis with a 3.50 GPA, making her the first WGCA All-American nod of her career.

Tamburlini, who just completed a season in which she earned WGCA First Team All-America and CoSIDA Third Team Academic All-America honors, holds a perfect 4.0 GPA in three years with the Rebels as she pursuing studies in finance.

Lignell, a biomedical engineering major, who also holds a 3.74 GPA, also earned WGCA All-American Scholar honors for the third year in a row.

Rounding out the Rebels winners are two freshmen at Host Husted and Cunningham, who hold GPAs of 4.0 and 3.99, respectively. Host Husted intends to major in psychology at Ole Miss, while Cunningham pursues studies in mechanical engineering.

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