3 Reddie golfers named All-Americans


CORAL SPRINGS, Florida — Two weeks after the Henderson State women’s golf program completed its most successful season in school history, Gracen BlountJinna Boonbumroongsuk and Allie Bianchi were named All-Americans by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association Thursday afternoon.

This is Boonbumroongsuk and Bianchi’s first time to receive All-America recognition while Blount earns the prestigious honor for the second consecutive year after earning First Team honors in 2022. Three All-Americans in a single season is the most ever for either men’s or women’s program.

Blount and Boombumroongsuk were tabbed as Second Team All-Americans as the pair held the two best scoring averages on the team in 2023. Blount finished the year as the No. 18 ranked golfer in Division II according to GolfStat, while the junior transfer finished her inaugural season as a Reddie at No. 21.

Blount, in her final season in the red and gray, tied the program’s best finish at Nationals as an individual, joining teammate Daphney Tilton with her 14th-place finish from last year. The two-time All-American closed out her final campaign with six straight Top-5 finishes before getting 14th at Nationals, including set the female course record in the final round of the Central Region Championships. 

Boonbumroongsuk exploded onto the scene for HSU after transferring in from Nebraska-Omaha. Since the beginning of March, the Bangkok, Thailand, native has shot eight of her 19 rounds at or below par – tied for the best mark of anyone on the team in that time (Blount).

Bianchi closed her penultimate season at No. 49 on the GolfStat rankings, carrying the third-best stroke average on the team at 74.43 for All-America Honorable Mention honors. While this is Bianchi’s first All-America nod on the field, the Allen, Texas, native was named an Academic All-American in 2021 and his finished as a finalist for the NCAA Elite 90 award in back-to-back years.

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