Two Bulldogs Earn All-American Scholar Honors

Lily Boettcher. (photo by
Lily Boettcher. (photo by

Second Time That Boettcher Has Been Recognized As All-American Scholar

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Two members of the Yale women's golf team were named to the Nation Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team on July 10: recently graduated captain Lily Boettcher, for the second year in a row, and rising sophomore Caroline Rouse.

The honor is reserved for students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50, and nationwide only 620 women were recognized with the award. 

Boettcher, an American Studies major, captained the Bulldogs through the 2011-2012 season, which included a third-place finish at the Ivy League Championship. This is the second year in a row she has been honored with All-American Scholar recognition. In addition, she is a two-time Widdy Neale Award winner, an honor given to the player who does the most to boost the morale of the team and who goes the extra step both on and off the course.

At the other end of her Yale career, Rouse, who has yet to declare a major, put in several strong performances for the Bulldogs throughout her first season on the team. She broke into the top 50 at her first collegiate event, the Yale Intercollegiate, held at the Course at Yale last September, and will play an integral part in the Yale squad in the years to come.

Last year, three members of the Yale women's golf team received All-American Scholar recognition.

Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.