University of Missouri–St. Louis women’s golfer Emma Thorngren closed out her stellar career Thursday by finishing in a tie for 42nd place in the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championship.
The Women’s Golf Association named the senior from Vreta Kloster, Sweden, a first-team All-American for the second straight year. It was Thorngren’s fourth All-America nod overall, making her the second UMSL student-athlete to become a four-time All-American, joining standout softball pitcher Hannah Perryman, who was named an All-American each year from 2013-2016.
Thorngren, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a minor in economics, will leave UMSL as the women’s golf program’s most decorated player. She is the program’s only golfer to earn All-America status and was also a five-time All-Great Lakes Valley Conference selection, including the 2021 GLVC Player of the Year, as well as a five-time All-Region honoree. Thorngren also finished her career as UMSL’s all-time scoring leader and owns the top four single-season scoring averages as well as records for 18, 36, 54 and 72 holes. She captured a program-record eight individual titles during her career.
Thorngren turned in a final combined score of 236 (79-79-78) in the NCAA Division II Championship. Lynn’s Helen Kruezer earned the individual national title, finishing with a total of 6-under par 210, two strokes ahead of Indianapolis’ Pilar Echeverria.