The grades are in on the 2018-19 school year and three Wisconsin women's college golf programs are among those at the head of their classes.
UW-Green Bay was ranked 13th among NCAA Division I teams with a 3.744 grade-point average. New Mexico led the way with a 3.903 cumulative GPA.
Three other programs featuring golfers and/or coaches with Wisconsin ties also made the list. Drake University, with Brookfield's Grace Dunn and South Milwaukee's Aimee Gerschke on the roster, was ranked 14th with a 3.730 while Cincinnati, with former Mequon Homestead golfer Anika Hitt, was 15th at 3.728. Loyola University-Chicago, featuring Kenosha native Carly Werwie as its coach and Menomonee Falls' Lorenza Martinez among its golfers, was ranked No. 19 at 3.714, just ahead of perennial power Stanford (3.709).
In Division III, Lakeland University of Sheboygan was ranked sixth with a 3.739 team GPA. UW-Stout of Menomonie was ranked 11th at 3.685.
Gustavus Adolphus College, with Onalaska's Erin Ericson on the roster, was ranked 16th with a 3.635.
Meanwhile, earlier in the week, the WGCA announced its 2019 All-American Scholars and Wisconsin was also well-represented. Here are golfers with Wisconsin ties who made that list:
Carthage College (Kenosha): Erin Walz, sr., Carlee Dawson, sr.
Central College (Iowa): Emily Opsal, jr., Verona.
Cincinnati (Ohio): Anika Hitt, sr., Mequon Homestead.
Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.): Sheridan McCoy, sr., Holmen (La Crosse Aquinas).
Drake University (Iowa): Aimee Gerschke, jr., South Milwaukee (Milwaukee St. Thomas More).
Eastern Kentucky: Mikayla (Hauck) Groonwald, jr., Cottage Grove (Monona Grove).
Ferris State: Mari Suokko, jr., Sturtevant (Union Grove).
Gustavus Adolphus: Erin Ericson, fr., Onalaska.
Loyola-Chicago: Lorenza Martinez, fr., Menomonee Falls (Milwaukee DSHA).
North Dakota State: Alexis Thomas, so., Middleton; Taylor McCorkle, so., Oregon.
UW-Green Bay: Leah Hansen, so.; Alix Larson, jr.; Isabelle Maleki, fr.; Courtney Matschke, fr.; Katie Warpinski, jr.
UW-Oshkosh: Kayla Priebe, sr.; Erika Priebe, fr.; Margherite Petenuzzo, fr.
UW-Stout: Marie Allo, sr.; Alexa Filipiak, jr.; Markie Ash, fr.
UW-Whitewater: Ashley Hofmeister, jr.; Kaitlin Bowe, sr.; Kristin Bowe, jr.; Madeline McCue, sr.
Wisconsin: Tracy Lee, fr.; Jessica Reinecke, sr.