Ahlers named CoSIDA Academic All-American for second-straight year

By Jake Knabel on Jun. 5, 2017 in Women's Golf

CoSIDA release

SEWARD, Neb. – The GPAC champion and GPAC golfer of the year is still claiming more recognition even after the close of her collegiate golf career. On Monday (June 5), the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) named Amy Ahlers to the first team of the Academic All-America® Women’s At-Large Team of the College Division. Ahlers moved up from the second team, where she landed last season as a junior.

The CoSIDA Academic All-America® Women’s At-Large Teams have been released to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. For more information about the Academic All-District™ and Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit http://cosida.com.

Also a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-District™ award winner, Ahlers recently competed at the NAIA national championships. She earned her way to nationals by clinching the GPAC title on May 2 at Quail Run Golf Course in Columbus, Neb. A Boone Central High School product and Albion, Neb., native, Ahlers finished her senior campaign with a season average of 80.82 over 17 rounds. In 54 career rounds, she posted an 18-hole average of 81.89. She won 11 events as a Bulldog, including three in 2016-17. Ahlers earned her degrees in elementary and special education while posting a nearly spotless GPA.

Ahlers career accolades
-2016-17 GPAC champion
-2016-17 GPAC golfer of the year
-2017 national qualifier
-Two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American
-Three-time CoSIDA Academic All-District
-Two-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete
-Four-time All-GPAC (1st, 3rd, 2nd, 4th)
-11 career tournament wins
-Seven-time GPAC golfer of the week

2016-17 academic all-district honorees
(*Academic All-American)
*Amy Ahlers, Golf
*Chandler Folkerts, Basketball
Le’Dontrae Gooden, Football
*Hallick Lehmann, Football
Sam Liermann, Track & Field
CJ Muller, Track & Field
Lucas Wiechman, Track & Field 

2015-16 academic all-district honorees
(*Academic All-American)
*Amy Ahlers, Golf
*Stephanie Coley, Track & Field
*Chandler Folkerts, Basketball
*Hallick Lehmann, Football
Adam Meirose, Football
Becky Mueller, Basketball
*CJ Muller, Track & Field
*Kim Wood, Cross Country/Track & Field

2014-15 academic all-district honorees
(*Academic All-American)
Amy Ahlers, Golf
*Brendan Buchanan, Soccer
Stephanie Coley, Track & Field
*Chandler Folkerts, Basketball
Jaydee Jurgensen, Baseball
Adam Meirose, Football
Bailey Morris, Basketball
*Rachel Mussell, Soccer
Shawn Rodehorst, Golf
Ben Sievert, Cross Country/Track & Field
Melissa Stine, Soccer