Golfer named to Academic All-MAC squad

June 6, 2013 | News, UToday
By Steve Easton

Senior Allison Schultz has earned a spot on the 2012-13 Women’s Golf Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team.



A total of 13 student-athletes were named to the squad that was voted on by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions.

The Cincinnati native with a 3.807 grade-point average in exercise science posted a 78.4 stroke average that ranked 15th in the MAC. Schultz led the Rockets in the fall with a 76.4 scoring mark, but suffered a rib injury in the spring that limited her effectiveness and participation.

She registered a career-best second place showing at the season opening Redbird Invitational with a career-low six-over par 222 (75-76). Schultz’s other top showing was fourth place at four-over par 148 (75-73) to help UT win the Red Rocks Invitational.

Also recognized by the conference were sophomore Jennifer Elsholz, junior Kate Hoops and sophomore Becky Martin.

A psychology major with a 3.411 GPA, Elsholz ranked third on the team with a 77.9 stroke average that was 12th in the MAC. Hoops possesses a 3.888 GPA in early childhood education and ranked second on the team and ninth in the MAC with a 77.3 stroke average that propelled her to second-team All-MAC accolades. Martin posted a 79.5 stroke average and holds a 3.354 GPA in finance.

The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in sports and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.

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