Lady Tigers Place 8th in GPA Standings
July 19, 2012
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The women's golf team was honored Thursday when the Nation Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) announced the team grade-point-average award. Among NCAA Division I, II, and III schools, as well as NAIA schools, the Lady Tigers finished eighth in the country with a cumulative GPA of 3.711.
Among NCAA Division I schools, Memphis ranked third in the nation behind the University of Akron (3.766) and the University of New Mexico (3.735), who ranked fourth and fifth overall, respectively. NAIA member, Lee University finished first with a team GPA of 3.965 while NCAA Division II member Merrimack College placed second at 3.787.
This marks the third straight year Memphis has placed in the top-10, as they ranked seventh each of the past two years. Memphis was the only member of Conference USA that was in the nation's top 25.
Among the eight Lady Tigers, six were NGCA All-American Scholar recipients. The players that earned this award were: seniors Kathleen Glavin and Marissa Steen, juniors Alex Aläng, Julia Hodgson and Sarah Mathews and freshman Ashleigh Whisenant. Steen was also named C-USA's Scholar Athlete for women's golf on Thursday.