Five Women's Golfers Named to Women's Golf Coaches All-America Scholar Team

Abigail Meder, Jordyn Rioux, Deanna DeLeeuw, Rita Cheney and Grace VanDellen pose for portraits. by Alan Babbitt

Five Hope College women's golfers have earned spots on the 2019-20 Women's Golf Coaches Association All-America Scholars Team.

Juniors Abigail Meder and Jordyn Rioux, sophomore Deanna DeLeeuw, and freshmen Rita Cheney and Grace VanDellen all received the honor. To qualify, goals must record a 3.5 grade point average or higher.

"It is an honor and a pleasure to work with these young ladies," head coach Greg Stafford said. "All of them do an excellent job of being student-athletes. The women's golf program is very proud of these team members."

Meder is a junior biology and psychology double major from Lansing, Michigan (Lansing Catholic HS).

Rioux is a junior education major from Farmington, Michigan (Livonia Ladywood).

DeLeeuw is a sophomore psychology major from Hudsonville, Michigan (Hudsonville).

Cheney is a freshman from Mason, Michigan (Mason).

VanDellen is a freshman from Oxford, Michigan (Lutheran Northwest).

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