Riana Mission continues to pile up the accolades as she concludes her senior year at Clark and prior to heading to play at the University of San Francisco. Mission was recently named an AJGA Scholastic All-American and that comes with prestige and opportunity.
Mission will get to compete in the Rolex Tournament of Champions at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, November 23-28. The event annually gathers top players, including award winners, and signals the official opening of the next season of national junior golf competition in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
The nation’s brightest minds and best junior golfers were named as AJGA Scholastic Junior All-Americans, the American Junior Golf Association announced on November 17. Created in 1988, the 2020 list recognizes the achievements of top junior golfers who also demonstrated excellence in academics.
“This group of 72 Scholastic Junior All-Americans represents the culmination of the AJGA’s mission,” said Stephen Hamblin, AJGA Executive Director. “They exemplify sportsmanship on the golf course and citizenship in their schools at the highest level.”
To determine this annual honor, the AJGA uses an adjusted GPA scale to systemically compare applicants from the class of 2021. In 2020, AJGA Scholastic Junior All-Americans averaged an AJGA-adjusted high school GPA of 4.528.
U. of San Francisco coach Sara Doell is thrilled to add Mission to the Dons program.
“Riana is a very talented player from Las Vegas that I am so excited will be joining us in 2021,” said Doell. “She is a hard worker, very detailed oriented and really pushes herself to be the best she can daily. As the three time Nevada state champion, she has proven that she can win and her resume reflects that she can go low. Add her impressive academic success and she is going to fit in with our culture of excellence!”