Razorback women's golf ranked 20th in team GPA by National Golf Coaches Association

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