Lady Tigers Place Seventh in the Nation in Team GPA
July 22, 2011
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – After placing four student-athletes on the 2010-11 NGCA All-American Scholar Team and earning the highest team GPA of any sport in Conference USA, the women’s golf program continues to receive recognition for their academic diligence.
The Lady Tigers placed seventh in the nation in collective team GPA among NCAA Division I, II and III women’s golf programs, as announced by the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) on Friday.
The NGCA All-Scholar Team GPA Award recognizes the women’s collegiate golf program with the highest collective average team GPA, which includes all of the team’s student-athletes for the athletic season.
The U of M ranked second in team GPA among universities in the South, trailing only 2010-11 NGCA All-Scholar Team GPA Award recipient, Lee University (Cleveland, Tenn.).
Memphis returns all six members of last year’s squad, and adds two incoming freshmen to its roster for the 2011-12 season.
The Lady Tigers are set to take to the course for the first time in the 2011-12 season, at the Chris Banister Golf Classic in Jacksonville, Ala., on Sept. 4.
The National Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women’s collegiate golf coaches. The NGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the NGCA represents nearly 500 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.