Kurnett Named WGCA All-American Scholar


Georgia’s Kelsey Kurnett has been named an All-American Scholar by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).

The criteria for selection to accolade are some of the most stringent in college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50, while the golfer must compete in 50 percent of her team’s rounds from the season.

Kurnett, a Finance major in UGA’s Terry College of Business, joined the Bulldogs’ roster last season as a junior after serving as a team manager during her first two years at UGA. Following the fall campaign, Burnett earned a scholarship for the spring semester.

During the 2019-20 season, Kurnett competed in six of Georgia’s 11 team events. She posted a 79.21 stroke average over 14 rounds and also competed in three match play rounds during the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic. Kurnett’s low loop was an even-par 72 on the opening day of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, while her top individual finish was an 18th-place showing at the Duel in the Desert.

Kurnett was a standout high school golfer at Alpharetta High School. As a senior, she finished third individually to lead Alpharetta to a runner-up team effort at the 2016 Georgia 6A State Championship.

All told, 20 Georgia golfers have been named WGCA All-American Scholars 34 times since the award’s inception in 1986

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