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2017 Transamerica 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

    Atlanta, Ga. (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. (2018)
    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

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The Transamerica Scholastic Honor Roll recognizes those juniors who have achieved a weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher, but who were not selected to the Transamerica Scholastic Junior All-America Team.

 

View the 2017 Transamerica Scholastic Honor Roll