Women’s Golf Among Elite Academically
Coral Springs, Fla. – Lynn University’s women’s golf team was one of the top programs in the NCAA Division II on the links and has proven to be one of the top squads in the a nation academically according to the National Golf Coaches Association. The Fighting Knights finished with the 10th-highest GPA, at 3.707, among all four-year institutions in the nation (NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA).
“This is a tremendous honor for Lynn University and really shows how much effort our student-athletes put forth not only on the golf course but in the classrooms as well,” said head coach Danny Randolph. “We have an extraordinary group of girls that I am looking forward to coaching for many years.”
Lee University, an NAIA school, claimed the NGCA All-Scholar Team GPA Award with a 3.965 GPA among its six team members. The Blue & White were tied for third among Division II schools and top among the Sunshine State Conference. Barry was 17th and Rollins 20th.
Additionally, Lynn posted better grades than Ivy League schools Harvard (14th-3.690) and Brown (25th-3.605) as well as Notre Dame (23rd-3.611).
All nine members of the Fighting Knights posted GPAs better than 3.0, six of the nine were better than a 3.7 and eight of the nine earned SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. The women’s golf team also posted the highest average among all 11 sports at Lynn.
The Blue & White rose back to national prominence last season under the guidance of first-year head coach Danny Randolph. Lynn finished as the No. 3 team in the nation, totaled to its 11th NCAA Tournament appearance, recorded four Scholar All-Americans, three All-SSC selections and one All-America accolade while Randolph earned SSC and NGCA Coach of the Year recognition.