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2017 AJGA Scholastic Junior All-America Team

BOYS TEAM
AARON CHEN
Fremont, Calif. (2019)
GPA: 4.14
SAT: 1500
Best 2017 finish: 2nd, Callaway Golf Junior Championship
Community involvement: Junior golf mentor, junior golf camp volunteer, team captain and US Kids Golf Bay Area Tour Pace of Play Assistant
MATTHEW COPELAND
Maryville, Tenn. (2018)
GPA: 4.74
ACT: 32
Best 2017 finish: T7, Under Armour® / Scott Stallings Championship presented by Pilot Flying J
Community involvement: Youth Leadership Blount participant (educational and service activities program), National Honor Society member, golf team captain and volunteer basketball referee
CHAD DEEGAN
Newport Beach, Calif. (2018)
GPA: 4.23
ACT: 33
Best 2017 finish: T5, Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior
Community involvement: Peer Leader, SunRise Assisted Living volunteer and The Association of Catholic Student Councils volunteer
RYAN GOLDFARB
Palm Beach, Fla. (2018)
GPA: 4.57
ACT: 32
Best 2017 finish: T7, Rome Junior Classic presented by State Mutual Insurance
Community involvement: YMCA Palm Beach children’s tutor, National Junior Honors Society and golf course volunteer
MAX HOLM
Walnut Creek, Calif. (2018)
GPA: 4.42
ACT: 33
Best finish: 6, Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy Junior Championship
Community involvement: Service hours through Boys Team Charity group
BRIAN ISZTWAN
Huntingdon Valley, Pa. (2018)
GPA: 4.33
SAT: 1510
Best 2017 finish: 2nd, AJGA Philadelphia Junior
Community involvement: William Penn school band and Quaker’s Dozen vocal group
SAM JEAN
Greenwood, Ind. (2018)
GPA: 4.53
SAT: 1470
Best 2017 finish: 2nd, AJGA Junior at Centennial
Community involvement: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Crooked Stick Junior Golf Development Program volunteer and junior golf camp volunteer
CHRIS LEE
West Nyack, N.Y. (2018)
GPA: 4.62
ACT: 35
Best 2017 finish: T9, St. Francisville Area Foundation Junior at The Bluffs
Community involvement: Bergen Catholic Honors Program, National Honor Society and volunteers at Nanoom Adult Daycare
ALEXANDER PAK
San Clemente, Calif. (2019)
GPA: 4.54
SAT: 1440; ACT: 34
Best 2017 finish: 3rd, AJGA Junior at Forest Lake presented by Tom Holzer Ford
Community involvement: Team captain, tutor and Chamber Music Group
DIEGO RENTERIA
Stevenson Ranch, Calif. (2018)
GPA: 4.30
SAT: 1460
Best 2017 finish: T9, AJGA Reno / Tahoe Junior at ArrowCreek
Community involvement: Boy Scout and volunteers with food drives, building gardens for the Boys & Girls Club, as well as planned and oversaw a fire pit installation project in a local park
JAMES SONG
(Canada) Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (2018)
GPA: 4.20
SAT: 1490
Best 2017 finish: Callaway Golf Junior Championship champion
DEE XIE
(Canada) Toronto, Ontario (2019)
GPA: 4.41
SAT: 1500
Best 2017 finish: 4th, New Era Junior Championship
Community involvement: Team captain and President of the Model United Nations Club
GIRLS TEAM
COCO CHAI
(China) Monterey, Calif. (2018)
GPA: 4.50
ACT: 33
Best 2017 finish: Killington Junior Golf Championship winner
Community involvement: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and PURE Insurance Championship volunteer, National Honor Society, Peace and Justice Club and won the Brandeis University Book Award for civic service
ANINA KU
Basking Ridge, N.J. (2018)
GPA: 5.00
ACT: 35
Best 2017 finish: AJGA Junior at Blue Hill champion
Community involvement: Involved with Project Sunshine which creates care packages for children and their caretakers in hospitals, served as golf team captain and helps teach younger golfers
NIAV LAYTON
Palo Alto, Calif. (2019)
GPA: 4.13
SAT: 1530
Best 2017 finish: T4, AJGA Reno / Tahoe Junior at ArrowCreek
Community involvement: The First Tee of the Silicon Valley volunteer coach, co-founder and president of Girls’ Confidence Club, Girls Learn International Club and Global Innovation Club
TRACY LEE
(South Korea) Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. (2018)
GPA: 4.57
ACT: 35
Best 2017 finish: 4th, The First Tee of Greater Baltimore Junior Championship
Community involvement: Bishops Gate Golf Academy Student of the Year, campus ambassador and volunteers at a school for kids with special needs
AUDREY LIN
Fremont, Calif. (2018)
GPA: 4.21
SAT: 1550
Best 2017 finish: 4th, AJGA Junior at Purgatory
Community involvement: Team captain, yearbook contributor and helped build a house for a family in need in Mexico
ANGELA LIU
San Jose, Calif. (2018)
GPA: 4.63
ACT: 35
Best 2017 finish: 2nd, Wincraft / McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends
Community involvement: Student tutor and team captain
HOLLY MCCANN
Raleigh, N.C. (2018)
GPA: 4.87
ACT: 36; SAT: 1580
Best 2017 finish: 2nd, AJGA Philadelphia Junior
Community involvement: 2018 National Merit Semifinalist, golf team captain, The First Tee of the Triangle volunteer coach and teaches End of Grade prep classes for The First Tee students who need additional math instruction
MACY SOMOSKEY
Sanford, Fla. (2018)
GPA: 5.00
ACT: 33; SAT: 1480
Best 2017 finish: T5, Davis Love III Junior Open
Community involvement: AP Ambassador
PENELOPE TIR
Winnetka, Ill. (2019)
GPA: 4.25
ACT: 33
Best 2017 finish: 3rd, AJGA Junior at Purgatory
Community involvement: Student Athlete Leadership Team, Maryville Golf Academy volunteer and Albany Park kids activity volunteer
BROOKE TYREE
Sulphur, La. (2018)
GPA: 4.55
ACT: 34
Best 2017 finish: 2nd, AJGA Junior at Gray Plantation
Community involvement: Beta Club member for academic success and volunteer at community events, junior golf clinics and local golf tournaments
JENNIFER WANG
Solon, Ohio (2018)
GPA: 4.73
SAT: 1470
Best 2017 finish: T3, Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior
Community involvement: Team captain, National Honor Society member, three-time winner of the Comet of the Semester Award for outstanding citizenship, service and motivation, as well as a member of Principal’s Student Leadership Council and Student Leaders
OLIVIA WHITE
Los Angeles, Calif. (2018)
GPA: 4.43
ACT: 33
Best 2017 finish: 4th, Enagic Junior Championship
Community involvement: Co-captain of golf team and played 100 holes of golf in one day to raise $15,000 for The First Tee of Los Angeles and local high school programs
EMMA ZHAO
Windermere, Fla. (2018)
GPA: 4.92
ACT: 34
Best 2017 finish: 4th, Killington Junior Golf Championship and Junior Golf Hub Championship
Community involvement: Envirothon participant, Leadership Links participant, service activities, golf team captain, junior golf instructor and golf team captain