Three OU women make Academic All-Big 12 team

Three OU women’s golfers earned a spot on the 25-member Academic All-Big 12 Women’s Golf Team, the conference announced Wednesday.

Valerie Tanguay, a sophomore management major, was one of 21 student-athletes to earn first-team status, which requires a 3.20 GPA or better. This was the first year Tanguay was eligible for the recognition.

Classmates Ana Ruiz, a management major, and Hannah Wood, a business major, each earned a 3.00-3.19 GPA to be named to the four-member second team.

“I’m really proud of this trio and what they’ve been able to accomplish both in the classroom and on the course,” OU head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell said. “They have displayed great time management that is needed to succeed on the golf course as well as the classroom. They truly represent what it means to be a student-athlete.”

To qualify for the Academic All-Big 12 Team, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher, either cumulatively or over the two previous semesters, and must have participated in 60 percent of their team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible. First-team members have maintained a 3.20 GPA or higher, while second-team members have earned a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.

The Sooners return to the course this Saturday in Stillwater, Okla., when they will compete in a match-play event against Oklahoma State at the Karsten Creek Golf Course.  

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