July 2, 2013

Two Bulldogs Named To WGCA All-American Scholar Team

Rouse and Song Receive Prestigious Honor

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Junior Caroline Rouse and sophomore Deanna Song were named to the Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team for Division I on Monday. The announcement was made in Coral Springs, Fla., and recognized only 644 women's collegiate golfers around the country with the prestigious honor.

Indeed, the criteria for selection to the WGCA All-American Scholar Team are among the most stringent in all of college athletics: athletes must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.

Hailing from St. Louis, Mo., Rouse is a global affairs major in the international development track. At Yale, she has won the Buck-Jackson Prize for best original public speech by a sophomore. She also received the Tristan Perlroth Prize and a Fred Packard World Fellows Grant, which are funding an internship this summer at Laboratorio para la Ciudad, a creative think tank in Mexico City.

On the golf course, Rouse represented the Bulldogs in every tournament in 2012-13, averaging 79.55 strokes a round. She tied for fourth at the Lady Pirate Invitational, where she made the All-Tournament Team, and closed in a tie for sixth at the Dartmouth Invitational.

Song, meanwhile, is a native of Granger, Ind., and studies economics. This past season she played in five tournaments, with the best finish at the Yale Intercollegiate (T-26).

When not on the golf course, Song volunteers her time tutoring New Haven students through the Dwight Hall center for public service. This summer, she was awarded a Light Fellowship for language study in China at the Harvard-Beijing Academy.

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