Eldredge receives Academic All-America honor

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AUSTIN, Texas – Melissa Eldredge from Oklahoma City University took College Sports Information Directors of America Academic all-American acclaim.

Eldredge, a junior golfer from Eufaula, Okla., made the NAIA women’s at-large academic all-American second team.

Eldredge boasts of a 3.87 cumulative grade-point average pursuing a degree in cell & molecular biology. Eldredge became the Stars’ third academic all-American in 2018-19, joining Aboubakr Diallo (men’s soccer) and Quinton Walbergh (baseball). OCU numbers six women’s golf academic all-Americans and 74 academic all-Americans all-time.

This season, Eldredge became first-team all-American, Sooner Athletic Conference individual champion, SAC player of the year, all-conference, two-time SAC golfer of the week and NAIA golfer of the week. Eldredge posted a 75.56 scoring average, 66 birdies, six top-10 finishes and two wins. She turned in the fourth best stroke average in program history.

Eldredge earned an NAIA Championships all-tournament nod with her fourth-place finish May 14-17 at Lincoln Park Golf Course. Eldredge produced the lowest round in tournament history with a 35-32–67 during the first round of the NAIA Championships.

Off the course, Eldredge collected NAIA scholar-athlete and CoSIDA academic all-district accolades.

The women’s at-large team includes student-athletes from bowling, fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, rowing, skiing, swimming, tennis and water polo.


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