Lady Tigers Receive NGCA All-American Scholar Awards
July 9, 2012
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Six members of the Memphis women's golf team were honored by the National Golf Coaches Association on Monday when the organization announced the 2011-12 All-American Scholar recipients. Alex Aläng, Kathleen Glavin, Julia Hodgson, Sarah Mathews, Marissa Steen and Ashleigh Whisenant all were recognized by the NGCA. The award requires student-athletes to carry at least a 3.5 grade-point average and they must participate in at least half of their team's events.
Aläng, an international business major, played in eight tournaments and posted a stroke average of 76.9 this past season. The Tullinge, Sweden, native posted a low round of 72 and registered a season-best finish of third place.
Glavin hales from Dayton, Ohio, and posted a scoring average of 76.7 strokes-per-round during her senior season. She won the UAB Beach Blast after posting two-day total of 148 (72-76). Glavin, who earned her degree in exercise science this past May, received this award all four years at Memphis.
Communications major and Unionville, Ontario native, Hodgson participated in 10 tournaments. She finished the season with a scoring average of 78 and posted a season-low round of 74. Hodgson is a three-time NGCA Scholar All-American.
Mathews, a Memphis native, is majoring in accounting and finished her junior season with a 79.3 scoring average. She posted a season-low round of 75 and a season-best finish of 17th. This marks the third time Mathews has earned this award.
Steen capped her four-year career with a pair of victories and one second-place finish in 2011-12. The sports management major posted five top-10 finishes and had a scoring average of 74.9. The West Chester, Ohio, native was honored with this award each of her four seasons at Memphis.
Whisenant rounds out the group of Lady Tigers to receive NGCA recognition, as she played in four tournaments as a freshman. The Attalla, Ala., native posted a low round of 76 and ended her rookie campaign with an 80.5 stroke average.
The NGCA Scholar Team GPA Award will be announced later in July.