ERAU's Williams and Lopez: 2019 Daktronics-NAIA Women's Golf Scholar-Athletes

30 May 2019   Aaron Michael Siple, Sports Information Director
“They represent Embry Riddle and our program to the highest level.”

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Ariz.) women’s golf standouts, Jessica Williams and Nicole Lopes garnered two more awards Wednesday when the NAIA announced the 2019 Daktronics-NAIA Women's Golf Scholar-Athletes.

“I could not be more proud of these young women who have committed themselves to excellence both in the classroom and on the course,” Head Coach Kim Haddow expressed. “They represent Embry Riddle and our program to the highest level.”

Williams capped off her season by tying an NAIA National Championship record by shooting a 67 in her final round of the event. Williams will finish her Aeronautics degree next season where she is a front-runner to win California Pacific Conference Golfer of the Year for a third time and go for a record fourth straight appearance as an All-American.

Lopes had a great year despite injuries plaguing her season. The Hawaiian finished in the top-five at the Cal Pac Championships and added another three top tens to her final season as an Eagle. Lopes finished her final semester in the mechanical engineering program at Riddle this May. 

In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved junior academic status.