Women's golf produces nation's fifth-best GPA for 2014-15

By Jacob Knabel on Jul. 23, 2015 in Women's Golf

SEWARD, Neb. – Already named a NAIA Scholar-Team, the Concordia University women’s golf squad has placed itself amongst impressive company once again. On Thursday the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) released its list of the nation’s top 25 teams, including NAIA and all NCAA divisions, in terms of GPA for the 2014-15 academic year. Head coach Brett Muller’s squad placed fifth overall, and first among NAIA women’s golf programs, with a team GPA of 3.774.

The WGCA’s top five is made up of the University of New Mexico (3.799), Concordia University, St. Paul (3.783), Florida Gulf Coast University (3.781), Creighton University (3.778) and Concordia University, Nebraska (3.774).

Individually, Bulldog seniors Jenelle Hallaert and Melissa McIntosh earned NAIA Scholar-Athlete accolades in 2014-15. In addition, all-conference sophomore Amy Ahlers garnered Capital One Academic All-District recognition from College Sports Information Directors of America for her combined efforts athletically and in the classroom.

Muller’s squad also made significant improvements on the course, breaking a program record for lowest team season average (352.5) in 2014-15. The Bulldogs placed fifth in the GPAC with a program all-time low four-round total of 1,424. Ahlers tied the single-season school record by averaging 82.0 over 11 rounds.