Three Women’s Golfers Earns NGCA All-American Scholar Selection
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Women's golfers Laura Jabczenski, Stephanie Kim and Melissa Olson were named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Teams for Division I, the NGCA announced.
They were among 602 women's collegiate golfers recognized with this prestigious honor. 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 is 3.50 and student-athletes must have competed in at least 50% (Division I) of the college's regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.
Kim, who is from Tempe, Ariz., was an All-Big Sky second-team selection in 2012. She posted a 77.2 stroke average over 11 tournaments and finished eighth at Big Sky Championships, carding rounds of 72-74-73. She recently won the AWGA State Match Play Championship. She earned the distinction for the third consecutive season.
Jabczenski, a native of Tucson, Ariz., played in all 11 tournaments as a true freshman, posting four top-20 finishes on the season. She recorded an 80.0 stroke average and tied for 15th at the Big Sky Conference Championships.
Olson, who is from Marana, Ariz., also saw action in all 11 tournaments as a true freshman, posting an 83.6 stroke average.
The three NGCA All-American Scholar honors are the most in a single-season for the Lumberjack golf program. Jabczenski and Olson join Kim on an exclusive list of 12 players who have been honored by the NGCA.