May 23, 2019

Seumanutafa Earns WGCA Second Team All-America Honors


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Aneka Seumanutafa, a freshman on the Ohio State women’s golf team, has been named a second team All-American, the Women’s Golf Coaches Association announced Thursday. The Emmitsburg, Md., native is the 17th All-American in program history and second in as many years after Jaclyn Lee picked up second team All-America honors a season ago.

A first team All-Big Ten selection and the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Seumanutafa’s 72.0 scoring average ranked ninth nationally and second among freshmen. The average is only bested in the Ohio State record books by Lee’s 71.14 scoring average last season. Seumanutafa completed her season earlier this week as an individual at NCAA Championships, tying for 29th in the 132-competitor field with an 8-over par 227.

Of Seumanutafa’s 26 rounds since arriving in Columbus in January, 22.5 counted toward the team tally while three were played as an individual at NCAA Championships. Seumanutafa carded six rounds in the 60’s, 10 under-par and one at even-par. In nine events, Seumanutafa placed in the Top 25 in all but one, earning five Top 10 finishes, three in the Top 5 and won the Westbrook Spring Invitational in February with a 12-under 204.