Friday, April 30, 2010

Three Golfers on MAAC All-Academic Team; UAlbany Third After First Day of Championship

Celebration, Fla. - Sophomore Stephanie Klein earned a 4.00 grade point average to lead three UAlbany golfers on the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, as announced by the league office on Friday afternoon. Sophomore Annemarie Kissane and senior Jessica Signorelli also earned a spot on the squad.

Klein, a pre-med major from Thornhill, Ontario, posted the only 4.00 GPA in the 18 women's golf honorees. Klein has averaged 90.17 over three tournaments in the spring, with her best finish coming at the Hartford Invitational, where she carded a two-day score of 174.

Signorelli, a native of Fairport, N.Y., recorded a 3.78 GPA majoring in communication. She is second on the team with an 84.00 average, and finished second on the team in two of three tournaments. She placed 38th individually at Columbia's Roar-EE Invitational with a two-round score of 160 after shooting a season-best 76 over the first 18 holes.

Kissane, a theatre major from Albany, N.Y., posted a 3.29 GPA. She is averaging 86.00 over the spring and finished second on the squad in the season-opening tournament at William & Mary. Her best individual tournament finish came at the Hartford Invitational, where she shot a two-round score of 170 to place 37th overall.

In the first round of the 2010 MAAC Championship, held at Celebration Golf Club on Friday, UAlbany stands third in the team standings with an 18-hole score of 328. Senior Amanda McPhee led the Great Danes on the first day of action, finishing tied for third individually, carding a score of 78.

Teammates Annemarie Kissane and Stephanie Klein tied for 14th individually with identical scores of 83, while Corrin Conroy was tied for 16th after the first 18 with a score of 84. Jessica Signorelli rounded out the first-day scores, tying for 23rd overall with a round of 90.

The second round of the championship will tee off at 9:45 on Saturday.

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

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