Yellowjackets Earn WGCA All-American Scholar Awards
Montana State Billings also had five players named to the 2021-22 GNAC All-Academic Team.
Montana State Billings also had five players named to the 2021-22 GNAC All-Academic Team.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022
by Montana State Billings Athletic Communications

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Five members of the Montana State University Billings women's golf team were named to the Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar list for the 2021-22 academic year.
Seniors Tierney Messmer, Kinsey Irvin and Jalen Wagner, sophomore Brennan Larson and freshman Meilyn Armstrong were the Yellowjackets to achieve the top academic honor awarded by the coaches association.The five were the only GNAC golfers recognized by the WGCA.

"I am super proud of this group of five ladies to make the all-scholar team," said MSUB head coach Adam Buie. "This is a very high honor for a collegiate golfer. They must carry a 3.5 GPA and be competing in at least half of the travel tournaments. Our team did very well in the classroom and carried a 3.54 team GPA for the year. Brennan, Jalen, Kinsey, Meilyn, and Tierney all had strong years in both academics and golf. I love seeing them rewarded for their hard work."
To be eligible for the WGCA All-American Scholar team, players must carry a 3.5 cumulative grade point average and compete in at least 50 percent of their team's rounds throughout the season.
Irvin finished her senior season ranking eighth in the conference with an average of 80.2 strokes per round. Irvin also completed her psychology degree and carried a 3.59 GPA.
Another fixture in the MSUB lineup since the fall of 2018, Messmer finished the year 12th in the GNAC with an average of 81.5 strokes per round. Messmer studied healthcare administration with a perfect 4.0 GPA, graduating in the spring of 2022.

Wagner was also a healthcare administration major and held a 3.90 GPA. She competed in all 19 rounds for the Yellowjackets and averaged 88.2 strokes per round.
Larson holds a 3.45 GPA while working towards her degree in human services. She played in 15 rounds this season – including the GNAC Championships – and averaged 90.1 strokes per round.
Making her collegiate debut this year, Armstrong competed in 12 of 19 rounds, while ranking third on the team with a scoring average of 87.0 strokes per round. The Billings native posted a 3.70 GPA in her first year of studies at her hometown university.