Ag Golfers Make The Grade

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IRVING, Texas -- Five Texas A&M women golfers are among the 41
student-athletes selected to the 2007 Academic All-Big 12 Women¹s Golf Team, the league office announced.

Honored were seniors Jacquelyn Nemcik of College Station (Finance), Christa Spedding of Granbury (sports management), Mirando Orr of Victoria (marketing) and Janet DeGroat of El Paso (marketing), along with sophomore Lauren Johnson of The Woodlands (general studies).

This is the fourth straight year A&M has placed at least five players on the academic all-conference team and the ninth straight year at least two Aggies have made the team.

Nominated by each institution¹s director of student-athlete support services and media relations offices, the academic all-league women¹s golf squad consisted of 34 first team members combined with six on the second team. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.

To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either
cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of her team¹s 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.

The Big 12 Women¹s Golf Championship will be April 16-18 at the Ridgewood Country Club in Waco. The championship format consists of a total of 54 holes with the entire course being played each of the three days. OSU has earned more championships (five) than any other Big 12 team, followed by Texas and Texas A&M tied at two each, and Oklahoma with one.