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Five Women's Golfers Earn All-American Scholar Honors

Ohio's Kara Brinkmann

July 3, 2013

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ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio University women’s golf team continued its streak of academic excellence this week, earning five places on the 2012-13 Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team. Ohio tied for the most spots on the team by one school in all of NCAA Division I, being one of just 16 institutions to have five student-athletes recognized. 

This news comes following the Academic All-MAC Team release on May 24, in which Ohio set a new program record for a single season by earning three spots on the team and one honorable mention. 

Kara Brinkmann (Middletown, Ohio), Kristen Helmsdoerfer (Westerville, Ohio), Julie Lechner (Powell, Ohio), Lauren McKinzie (Medina, Ohio), and Sarah Tranelli (Penfield, N.Y.) earned the All-American Scholar honors for the Bobcats this week. Ohio was one of three Mid-American Conference schools which had five golfers honored, as Ball State, Bowling Green, and Akron also tied for the most honorees on a single team in NCAA Division I. 

A total of 644 women’s collegiate golfers across NCAA Divisions I, II, and III were recognized with this prestigious honor this week. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA for award consideration is 3.50. 

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