LOUDONVILLE, NY – Siena Women’s Golf rising junior Sara Riso and rising sophomore Marisa Fiorina have been tabbed Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars. The duo was amongst 952 women’s collegiate golfers spanning all levels who were honored as 2016-17 WGCA All-American Scholars for meeting the stringent criteria of maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or better.
A native of Hamburg, New York, Riso continues to excel both in the classroom and on the course for the Saints. Named Siena College’s Leo Dufort Female Student Athlete of the Month for April, Riso earns WGCA All-American Scholar honors for the second straight season. A MAAC All-Academic selection, she achieved a perfect 4.0 during the Saints’ championship season this spring, and currently holds a stellar 3.95 cumulative GPA while majoring in actuarial science. Riso appeared in all nine tournaments during Siena’s 2016-17 season, posting a pair of top-five individual finishes while shooting a season-low round of 75 during the Final Round of the MAAC Championship.
Fiorina also saw action in all nine tournaments last year, shooting season-best rounds of 85 on two occasions. The Oakdale, New Jersey product achieved a 3.7 cumulative GPA as a freshman while majoring in marketing. Fiorina will be named to the MAAC Academic Honor Roll later this month, by virtue of exceeding a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher.
About the Women’s Golf Coaches Association
The Women’s Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women’s collegiate golf coaches. The WGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the WGCA represents over 600 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student athletes they represent.