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Four Women's Golfers Honored by MAC for Academics

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May 24, 2013

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ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio University women’s golf team earned three spots on the 2013 Mid-American Conference’s Academic Team, the league office announced on Friday evening. Kristen Helmsdoerfer (Westerville, Ohio), Julie Lechner (Powell, Ohio), and Sarah Tranelli (Penfield, N.Y.) earned places on the Academic All-MAC Team while Kara Brinkmann (Middletown, Ohio) received Honorable Mention status.

Ohio’s three spots on the Academic All-MAC Team were a new program record for a single season and proved to be the most by any MAC school in 2013. Helmsdoerfer, Lechner, and Tranelli earned spots on the Academic All-MAC Team for the first time in their careers while Brinkmann received her second Honorable Mention.

Kristen Helmsdoerfer | 3.913 GPA | English and Spanish (double major) | First time on Academic All-MAC Team
Named to the Dean’s List for the 2012 fall semester … Named to the Dean’s List for the 2013 spring semester … Competed in 11 tournaments and 26 rounds for the Bobcats throughout the season … Ranked third on the team with a stroke average of 82.12 … Shot her best round of the season (77) on two occasions, once at the Dayton Invitational and once at the EKU Lady Colonel Classic … Earned her best finish of the season (16th) at the Angola Shootout in April … Placed within the top half of tournament fields on four occasions … Tied for 40th at the MAC Championships with a three-round score of 254 … Completed eight rounds under 80 strokes throughout the season.

Julie Lechner | 3.984 GPA | Sport Management | First time on Academic All-MAC Team
Named to the Dean’s List for the 2012 fall semester … Named to the Dean’s List for the 2013 spring semester … Competed in 11 tournaments and 26 rounds for the Bobcats throughout the season … Ranked fifth on the team with a stroke average of 82.88 … Shot her lowest round of the season at The Preview at Longaberger, hitting a second-round 75 … Earned her best finish of the season and career at the EKU Lady Colonel Classic, tying for 12th in the field of 87 golfers … Finished within the top half of tournament fields on four occasions throughout the season … Finished tied for 45th at the MAC Championships with a three-round score of 267.

Sarah Tranelli | 3.903 GPA | Journalism – News and Information | First time on Academic All-MAC Team
Named 2012-13 MAC Sportswoman of the Year at the MAC Championships … Competed in 10 tournaments and 23 rounds for the Bobcats throughout the season … Ranked fourth on the team with a stroke average of 82.78 … Shot her best round of the season (74) at the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational … Earned her best finish of the season (14th) at the Dayton Invitational … Tied for 40th at the MAC Championships with a three-round score of 254 … Finished within the top half of tournament fields on two occasions throughout the season … Shot five rounds under 80 strokes throughout the year.

Kara Brinkmann | 3.727 GPA | Marketing and MIS (double major) | Second Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention
Named to the Dean’s List for the 2012 fall semester … Named to the Dean’s List for the 2013 spring semester … Competed in 11 tournaments and 26 rounds for the Bobcats throughout the season … Ranked second on the team and 37th in the MAC with a stroke average of 79.77 … Shot her best round of the season and her career (69) at the MSU Ocala Invitational … Earned her best finish of the season (8th) at the EKU Lady Colonel Classic … Tied for 18th at the MAC Championships with a three-round score of 239 … Finished within the top half of tournament fields on six occasions … Shot rounds of less than 80 strokes on 10 occasions throughout the season … Finished within the top ten of a tournament field on one occasion … Finished within the top 15 of a tournament field on two occasions.

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