WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Two members of the Purdue women’s golf team were named Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars on Monday, marking the 30th and 31stnational academic honors in program history. Junior Micaela Farah and sophomore Lauren Guiao secured the recognition for the second straight season, besting the minimum grade point average of 3.50 and joining a list of 1,097 players from NCAA Divisions I, II and III and the NAIA.
Farah and Guiao are the eighth and ninth two-time All-American Scholar honorees in Purdue history, joining a list that includes 2009 NCAA Champion Maria Hernandez and 2016 Big Ten Champion August Kim.
Farah is a two-time All-Big Ten pick and appeared in all 13 varsity events and 36 rounds in 2018-19. She posted Purdue’s low score in 12-of-36 rounds this season and had the team’s low tournament score three times, including the NCAA Norman Regional. She tied the Boilermakers’ single-season record with six rounds in the 60’s, including a career-low score of five-under 67 at the Illini Women’s Invitational, and tied for fifth place at the NCAA Regional, shooting three-under par in Norman to lead the team to the national championships.
Guiao played in eight events and 22 rounds in her sophomore season, including four varsity events. She logged a career-low score of one-under 71 on two occasions, hitting the mark the first time at the Illini Women’s Invitational and again at the UCF Challenge. She also posted a fifth-place finish at the Lady Boilermaker Classic and competed at her first career Big Ten Championships.
Purdue played in its 17th NCAA Championships as a team in 2018-19, tying for ninth place and finishing one spot shy of match play. The Boilermakers also tied for second at the Big Ten Championships and set a program record with a 54-hole team score of 27-under par at the Illini Women’s Invitational.