Saturday, April 20, 2013

Four OU Women's Golfers Earn Academic All-Big 12 Honors

Four members of the third-ranked University of Oklahoma women’s golf team were among 33 student-athletes named to the 2013 Academic All-Big 12 Women’s Golf Team, the league office announced Tuesday.

Senior Taylor Schmidt (human relations), senior Jacki Marshall (human relations), junior Emily Collins (communication) and junior Anne-Catherine Tanguay (management) earned first-team honors with a 3.20 or better GPA. Twenty-eight student-athletes from the conference’s 10 universities received first-team honors, while five claimed second-team spots.

“This is a great honor for the girls to be named to the Academic All-Big 12 team,” said OU head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell. “Not only do they all work hard on the golf course, but they also work really hard in the classroom and this is such a great reward for them.”

For the second consecutive year, Schmidt was one of three golfers recognized with a 4.0 grade-point average. Collins and Tanguay were also honored for the second consecutive year, while the recognition was the first for Marshall.

To qualify for the Academic All-Big 12 Team, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher, either cumulatively or over each of the two previous semesters, and must have participated in 60 percent of their team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible. First-team members have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team includes those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.

Oklahoma is back in action April 19-21 at the Big 12 Championship, which will be hosted by Iowa State at The Harvester Golf Course in Rhodes, Iowa. OU won last year’s Big 12 title in Lawrence, Kan.

/// SoonerSports PR
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