CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Gardner-Webb's Sarah Bertram, Taylor Dodson and Mary Katherine Donovan were each named Women's Collegiate Golf All-American Scholars for the 2015-2016 academic year, as selected by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).
Bertram (Concord, N.C. / Concord HS) carries a 3.72 cumulative GPA with a major in Communications and a minor in Art History. The rising senior carried a spring stroke average of 80.40 through four events – placing in the top-10 twice during that stretch. Bertram tied for fifth place in the first event of the spring, firing a two-day score of 156 at the Seminole State Spring Break Tournament in Lake Mary, Fla.
Dodson (Aiken, S.C. / South Aiken HS) carries a 3.76 cumulative GPA with a major in Chemistry. The rising senior earned All-Big South Conference honors – and a spot on the league's All-Academic Team – with another fine campaign. Dodson posted a 73.79 scoring average over nine events in the fall and spring and won the 2015 Winthrop Intercollegiate last October.
Dodson had a string of 15 consecutive top-10 finishes with the Runnin' Bulldogs at the end of the regular season and finished in a tie for 15th at the 2016 Big South Conference Women's Golf Championships in Georgetown, S.C. Her highest finish in the spring was a tie for second at the 2016 Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate Tournament in Morganton, N.C.
Donovan (Hampstead, N.C. / Topsail HS) graduated from Gardner-Webb this past May with a degree in Biology and Chemistry. She finished her collegiate career with a 3.61 cumulative GPA.
Donovan carried a 79.66 stroke average over four spring events for the Runnin' Bulldogs, finishing in the top-25 in three of those four tournaments. Donovan tied for 24th at the 2016 Big South Conference Women's Golf Championship in Georgetown, S.C.
Criteria for the WGCA's Collegiate Golf All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in college athletics. Student-Athletes must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.50. A total of 828 women's golfers were named to the 2015-2016 team.