July 20, 2009
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -
The Ohio University women's golf team recorded the fifth-best grade-point average of all collegiate women's golf programs in the nation during the 2008-09 academic year, according to National Golf Coaches Association rankings released on Monday.
The Bobcats' collective mark of 3.740 was the best of two Mid-American Conference teams on the 25-squad list, and was just was just four-tenths of a point shy of matching the University of Idaho for the nation's top GPA.
Earlier this month, Ohio had four players - departing senior Lindsay Bergman (Blacklick, Ohio), rising junior Erin Cahill (Hilliard, Ohio), rising senior Colleen Lienesch (Centerville, Ohio) and rising sophomore Megan Weaver (Canton, Ohio) - named NGCA All-American Scholars. Players must carry a minimum GPA of 3.50 and play at least 50 percent of their team's rounds in order to qualify for the honor.
In its women's golf history, Ohio has produced 17 NGCA All-American Scholars who have combined to earn the distinction on 29 occasions. Bergman, Cahill and Lienesch all earned the distinction for the second-consecutive year, while Weaver garnered the honor for the first time.
Top-10 Collegiate Women's Golf GPAs for 2008-09 Academic Year
1. University of Idaho (3.780)
2. Southwestern University (3.756)
3. University of South Alabama (3.748)
4. Gardner-Webb University (3.743)
5. Ohio University (3.740)
6. Concordia University-St. Paul (3.730)
7. University of Denver (3.708)
8. Bradley University (3.685)
9. Gustavus Adolphus College (3.679)
10. Stanford University (3.679)