Baylor women’s golf tied a school record with five student-athletes on the 2017 Academic All-Big 12 Women’s Golf First Team, as announced Tuesday by the league office.
Maggie Beth Byers, Louise Gateau-Chovelon, Dylan Kim, Amy Lee and Maria Vesga all earned first-team recognition. BU matched last season’s school record of five first-team honorees. The league selected a total of 36 women’s golfers to Academic All-Big 12 Teams, including 34 first-team honorees.
BU has now had a total of 64 Academic All-Big 12 selections in the league’s 21-year history, 41 of which were first team honorees. BU has placed at least three golfers on Academic All-Big 12 teams in four consecutive seasons, and the Lady Bears have had 27 student-athletes honored during head coach Jay Goble’s six seasons.
Byers is a two-time honoree after earning first-team recognition last season, and Gateau-Chovelon was honored on the first team during the 2014-15 academic year. Kim is also a two-time honoree after being named to the 2014-15 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team, and Lee and Vesga are first-time Academic All-Big 12 selections.
Byers is a senior finance major from San Antonio, Texas. She’s played 20 rounds over seven tournament and posted a 75.40 stroke average. Her best finish came in the Mason Rudolph Championship, where she tied for eighth place in an 81-player field.
Gateau-Chovelon is a senior journalism – public relations major from Saint Satur, France. She retired for medical reasons following the 2015-16 season.
Kim is a redshirt sophomore management major from Plano, Texas. She returned from a medical redshirt season to post the team’s third-best stroke average at 73.38, and she’s carded 10 of 26 rounds at par or better while playing in all 10 tournaments.
Lee is a junior HKLS major from Orange County, Calif. She has competed in all 10 tournaments this season and shot par or better in a team-best 14 of 26 rounds. She leads the team with a 71.38 stroke average and has four top-five individual finishes.
Vesga is a sophomore pre-business major from Piedecueta, Colombia. She ranks second on the team with a 72.65 stroke average and has shot par or better in eight of 23 rounds over nine tournaments. Vesga tied for first place in an 80-player field at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic and took first place in an 18-player field in a match against New Mexico.
To qualify for Academic All-Big 12 teams, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher and must have participated in 60 percent of their team's scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence, and seniors who have participated for at least two years are exempt from the participation requirement.