Women’s Golf Starting Five All Named All-American Scholars
Coral Springs, Fla. – All five starting members of Lynn University’s 2013 NCAA Division II National Championship women’s golf have been named to the 2012-13 Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team, as announced by the NGCA Monday, setting a new school record. The Fighting Knights are one of just 21 schools in the nation, and six in Division II, to have at least five selections.
The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics as student-athletes must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.
Jessica Bradley (So., Bishops Nympton, England), Irene Calvo (Jr., Madrid, Spain), Ellen Chambers (R-Jr., Petrie, Australia), Louise Manalo (So., Brussels, Belgium) and Samantha Smolen (So., Lake Worth, Fla.) were all honored for having cumulative GPAs of at least a 3.50. Bradley & Smolen are is studying Sports Management, Calvo Business Administration and Chambers & Manalo International Relations.
The Fighting Knights five selections were most among schools from the Sunshine State Conference. In all, the SSC had 20 All-Americans; four from Barry and Florida Southern, three by Rollins and two from Florida Tech and Nova Southeastern. The Blue & White surpassed the previous mark of four equaled by the 2011-12 (Bradley, Calvo, Manalo and Smolen) and 2002-03 (Courtney Krell, Veronica Maldonaldo, Jenny Moss and Ashley) squads
Lynn University’s women’s golf team rose back to national prominence this season under the guidance of second-year head coach Danny Randolph, winning the program’s fourth national championship, first since 1997, and LU’s 21st overall. These Scholar All-American awards add to the three All-SSC selections, and five All-America honors.
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