NORMAN, Okla. - Four members of the Oklahoma women’s golf team were named to the 2007 Academic All-Big 12 Team, the league announced Tuesday.
OU Seniors Jaclyn Stelzer and Megan Goodwin, junior Kelly Jacques and sophomore Kendall Dye all made the first team. Forty total golfers were honored, 34 of them first-team selections.
“These girls have worked so hard both on and off of the course,” OU head coach Carol Ludvigson said. “I’m so proud of their achievements and happy to see their hard work pay off.”
Stelzer, a communication major from Allen, Texas, appears on the first team for the third consecutive year. Jacques, a pre-health and sports sciences major from Longmont, Colo., was honored for the second consectutive year. Goodwin, a marketing major from Lawton, Okla., and Dye a communcation major from Edmond, Okla., were honored for the first time.
The academic all-league women’s golf squad was nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of her team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.
OU will begin postseason play at the Big 12 Women’s Golf Championships April 16-18 at the Ridgewood Country Club in Waco, Texas. Eighteen holes will be played each day. Oklahoma is only one of four Big 12 schools to capture the women’s title (2000).