Earlier this week, the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) announced its list of 2018-2019 Division 1 All-American Scholars, which had five golfers from East Carolina University on the list.
Carly Cox, Dorthea Forbrigd, Kate Law, Siranon Shoomee and Grace Yatawara were all named to the list, making it the 15th straight year that at least two ECU women’s golfers have been named to the list in the same year, according to a press release from ECU Athletics.
“In the 19-year history of the women’s program, 18 golfers have tallied 52 WGCA All-America Scholar honors, while six have been recognized all four years at ECU,” the press release stated.
Cox had a team third-best 74.45 stroke average and finished her final season with ECU at No. 8 on ECU’s all-time career stroke average chart with a 75.21.
She placed 17th in the 2019 NCAA Auburn Regional and finished the regional at 2-over par, and Cox also had two top 10 finishes in other competitions throughout the year.
Cox finished ninth place in the 2018 Minnesota Invitational and tied for tenth at 2018 Alexa Stirling Intercollegiate.
Finishing her third season as a Pirate, Forbrigd owned the best seasonal average at 72.48, which ranks as the second-best in program history.
Forbrigd won her second career event at the at the 2019 Lady Puerto Rico Classic where she finished with a 7-under par, which was also her best score of her collegiate career.
Law is another senior on the women’s golf team that finished her career with ECU, and was on the team for all four years of her collegiate career.
“Law had a 76.12 scoring average in 11 events as a senior ranking fifth on the team during the 2018-2019 season.” the press release said.
Throughout her four-year career at ECU, she had a 76.00 stroke average in 44 events with four top 10 finishes, which ranks 13th all-time among female Pirate golfers.
She is one of six Pirates in program history to be named a WGCA All-America Scholar for four-straight years. Law is also an eight-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll member and has been an American Athletic Conference All-Academic selection two times.
During her junior season, Shoomee had a 75.19 seasonal stroke average and appeared in seven events. She also participated in the Auburn Regional, scoring 3-over par and placed 21st.
Shoomee has been an All-American Scholar twice, a six-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll member and also a two-time selection to the AAC All-Academic Team.
Lastly, Yatawara closed out her junior season with a 76.37 stroke average and participated in seven events. Her stroke average was her personal-best, and like Law, is also a six-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll selection.
Yatawara had two top 30 finishes on the year, including placing 24th at the 2019 Florida Gator Invitational where she scored 6-over par.