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Women's Golfers Receive Degrees, Head to NCAA's

Women's Golfers Receive Degrees, Head to NCAA's

BATON ROUGE – On Friday they received their diplomas. On Saturday they were with the nationally-ranked LSU Women’s Golf Team on a plane to Franklin, Tenn., to begin final preparations for next week’s NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships.

LSU four-year letterman Jacqueline Hedwall and Tessa Teachman received their diplomas Friday as they will then turn toward their third start for each in the NCAA Division I Championships at the Vanderbilt Legends Club that begins on Tuesday and runs through Friday.

Hedwall and Teachman will join a special group of now just eight LSU women’s golfers who have participated in at least three NCAA D1 Women’s Championships. Last year’s team, with Hedwall and Teachman, in the five-player group, posted the team’s best ever showing of third place, eight shots behind winner UCLA.

Hedwall, from Sweden, received her degree in sports administration with an emphasis on sports leadership while Teachman, a multi-time member of the NGCA Academic Team and second-team All-SEC this year, received her degree in mass communications specializing in advertising with a minor in sports studies.