Fayetteville (UofA) - The University of Arkansas women's golf team ranks 20th in the nation for team grade point average the National Golf Coaches Association announced Monday.
The Razorbacks finished the year with a 3.554 team GPA and are the only team from the Southeastern Conference ranked in the top 25.
"The first goal on our goal board when you walk into our locker room is a team GPA of 3.5 or better," said Razorback head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor. "We want to continue to build a solid foundation both in the classroom and on the golf course. This team was very motivated to reach this goal and I'm excited that they have been recognized for their achievements in the classroom."
The Razorback women's golf team has historically been a high-achieving team in the classroom. They boast three selections in Corinna Rees, Tiffany Phelps and Victoria Vela to the NGCA All-Scholar Team and had four honorees on the Southeastern Conference's Spring Academic Honor Roll.
To be selected to the NGCA All-Scholar Team Award, a program must count all of its student-athletes for the 2009-10 season.
2009-10 National Golf Coaches Association All-Scholar Team
1 University of Indianapolis 3.752
2 Drury University 3.716
3 Gustavus Adolphus College 3.714
4 Indiana State University 3.692
5 Grand Canyon University 3.655
6 Seton Hill University 3.650
7 University of Memphis 3.642
8 Missouri State University 3.636
T9 Cameron University 3.620
T9 Cleveland State University 3.620
11 University of Toledo 3.618
12 Concordia University - St. Paul 3.613
T13 University of New Mexico 3.589
T13 Wichita State University 3.589
15 Weber State University 3.583
T16 Augustana College 3.575
T16 Arizona State University 3.575
18 Ohio University 3.571
19 University at Albany, SUNY 3.560
20 UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS 3.554
21 Ball State University 3.549
22 University of California Santa Cruz 3.548
23 Stanford University 3.535
T24 Charleston Southern 3.525
T24 Northwestern University 3.525
T24 University of Oklahoma 3.525