Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Klein on NGCA All-American Scholar Squad; UAlbany Earns Team Academic Honors

Coral Springs, Fla. - University at Albany's Stephanie Klein was named a National Golf Coaches' Association Division I All-American Scholar, while UAlbany earned an NGCA team honor, as announced by the organization. Klein, a sophomore from Thornhill, Ontario, was one of 504 student-athletes recognized nationally, while the Great Danes posted the 19th-best team grade point average across Division I.

Klein, who is a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic Team and UAlbany Athletic Director's Honor Roll, posted a 4.00 cumulative GPA as a pre-medicine major. Klein's top finish was at the MAAC Championships, where she shot a three-round total of 254 to finish tied for 15th individually. To be chosen by the NGCA for an individual honor, student-athletes must have a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA and must have competed in at least 50 percent of the team's regularly scheduled competitive rounds.

As a five-member team, UAlbany recorded a 3.56 cumulative GPA. Indianapolis took the team award with a 3.75 GPA, while the Great Danes finished ahead of such teams as Arkansas and Stanford. UAlbany was the only MAAC team honored by the NGCA with a team academic award.

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

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