May 4, 2016
ATHENS, Ohio - Three members of the Ohio women's golf team have been named Academic All-Mid-American Conference, the league announced today. Junior Hailey Hrynewich, senior Lauren McKinzie and sophomore Lily Pendy all earned the honor.
Hrynewich (Muskegon, Mich.), a Journalism and News Information major, sports a 3.20 GPA and led the Bobcats on the leader board in eight out of 10 events this season. At the 2016 MAC Championships, Hrynewich finished third, the highest finish at the tournament for the junior. At the event, she shot a first round score of 74 and a 73 in the second round, She then came out on the third day of competition by shooting a new career-low round of 67, the lowest round ever shot at the MAC Championships. She finished the competition with a three-day score of 214 to finish -2. Hrynewich was also named to the MAC All-Tournament Team and was named MAC Golfer of the Week during the regular season. Hrynewich's best finish came at the Snowman Classic, April 16-17 when she finished in first place after shooting a 73 and a 71 to finish the event with a final score of 144 (E). Hrynewich finished fourth on two occasions, the first time on Sept. 6-7 at the Redbird Invitational, the first event of the year for the Bobcats. In that event, Hrynewich shot a 72, 75 and 76, respectively, finishing the tournament with a final score of 223 (+7). The second time she finished in fourth place was one month later at the Rocket Classic, Oct. 5-6. In that event, Hrynewich shot a 79 in the first round and finished out competition by shooting a 72 in the last two rounds for a combined score of 223 (+7).
McKinzie (Medina, Ohio), a Journalism and Strategic Communications major sports a 3.577 GPA and was named the 2016 MAC Sportswoman of the Year. This is the second time that McKinzie has been named Academic All-MAC. McKinzie competed in six events for the Bobcats this season. At the 2016 MAC Championships, McKinzie finished tied for 43rd, shooting a first round score of 82, a second round score of 79 and finished the competition with a 77 for a three day total of 238 (+22). McKinzie's best finish of the season came April 16-17 at the Snowman Classic where she finished in eighth place after shooting an 82 in both rounds for a final score of 164 (+20). McKinzie finished in 17th place at the Illinois State Redbird Invitational Sept. 6-7 where she shot a 79,75 and a 77 for a season-low score of 231 (+15). McKinzie also finished tied for 19th at the Colonel Classic on April 1-2. Where there she shot a 79,78 and 80 in the three rounds to finish with a score of 237 (+21).
Pendy (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.), a Pre-Athletic Training major, sports a 3.413 GPA. Pendy finished the 2016 MAC Championships tied for 27th place, shooting a 77 in the first round and coming back strong on day two to shoot a 73, a season-low, and then wrapped up competition with a 79 for a three-day total of 229 (+13). Pendy's best finish of the season came at the Snowman Classic where she finished in ninth place after shooting an 83 and an 84 for a total of 167 (+23). Her next best finish was at the Colonel Classic April 1-2 where she finished tied for 19th place after shooting a 77,79 and an 81 for a total of 237 (+21). Pendy also finished the Cardinal Classic tied for 20th place after shooting a 77, 76 and a 73 for a three-round total of 226 (+10).
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport.