Lady Raider Golf Among Top 25 Schools Nationally in Team GPA|
JoJo Robertson had the Lady Raiders ranked 15th in the country this year in team GPA.
July 18, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech women's golf program continues to earn national accolades for its work on and off the links as the Lady Raiders was among the top 25 schools recognized Wednesday for having the highest team grade-point average in the country.
The Lady Raiders finished with a 3.68 team GPA, which ranks 15th in the poll that was announced by the National Golf Coaches Association. It marks the only known time the Lady Raiders have made the list in program history.
Tech was the only Big 12 Conference program recognized in the poll that also included several schools from the Division II and III ranks. The Lady Raiders finished sixth among Division I programs alone.
"This is a tremendous honor for our team," head coach JoJo Robertson said. "Our players have worked hard all year long on and off the golf course. To be able to compete at a high level and be a great student is something very special."
The Lady Raiders trailed only New Mexico and Harvard among schools that made an NCAA Regional this year as the Lobos ranked fifth overall while the Crimson were just one spot in front of Tech at 14th.
Tech had the majority of its lineup selected just a few weeks ago to the NGCA All-American Scholar Teams as Hannah Arnold, Deborah DeVilla, Gabby Dominguez, Kim Kaufman, and Beverly Mendoza were all recognized. All honorees had to maintain at least a cumulative 3.50 GPA in order to qualify.
All five golfers were also named to the Academic All-Big 12 team earlier season that was led by Kaufman as she was one of three conference players nominated with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Kaufman also earned Capital One Academic All-American third team honors, marking the first time a Tech player had done so in school history. She and Dominguez had previously been honored on the organization's all-region teams.
The NGCA used every players GPA when compiling its rankings. Lee University ranked first nationally with a 3.965 GPA.