BOCA RATON, Fla. -
Tai Barber, a rising sophomore on Florida Atlantic University’s women’s golf team, has been named an All-American Scholar by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association.
Barber is majoring in civil engineering with a goal of obtaining a master’s degree in structural or construction engineering.
Athletically, she played 19 rounds in 2015-16 and averaged 80.84. Her best finish was 17th place after carding a two-round total of 160 at the Lady EagleCat Invitational. Her low round of the year was a 70 at the FAU/Hofstra Shootout, a dual match that she won. She was a 2015-16 C-USA Freshman of the Year Nominee, earned C-USA Academic Medalist honors and was a member of the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
"Tai Barber has added another accomplishment to her already stellar freshman year,” said Kathy Guadagnino, FAU’s head women’s golf coach. “Having been the only FAU player in 2015-16 to have won a tournament, she has now capped off her season with the distinguished honor of being named an All-American Scholar Athlete. Congratulations Tai from all of us!"
The WGCA All-American Scholars team included 828 women’s collegiate golfers who hold a minimum 3.50 G.P.A. and play at the NCAA Division I, II, and III level or as an NAIA golfer.