Three OU womenâ€™s golfers earned a spot on the 25-member Academic All-Big 12 Womenâ€™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.
â€œIâ€™m really proud of this trio and what theyâ€™ve been able to accomplish both in the classroom and on the course,â€ OU head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell said. â€œThey 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.â€
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 teamâ€™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.