League Women Golfers Named All-American Scholars
ELMHURST, Ill. -- A total of 19 Summit League women golfers were recently named All-American Scholars by the National Golf Coaches Association. UMKC and Western Illinois led the way with four selections each, while Oakland landed three honorees, IPFW, North Dakota State and South Dakota State had two apiece and Oral Roberts and Southern Utah each had one selection.
IPFW's Allison Curtis, a freshman from Waterloo, Ind., led the team with an 83.23 scoring average, carding a season-low 77 on the first day of The Summit League Championships. Taylor Lamphier, a sophomore from Fort Wayne, averaged an 89.33 in a dozen rounds during the year, carding an 83 on the final round of the 2012 Summit League Championships.
UMKC landed four on the team in Emily Isaacson, Madison Maddox, Rachel Mulkey and Micah Radler. Isaacson is a junior majoring in business administration, while Maddox graduated with a degree in public administration. Mulkey (business administration) and Radler (urban planning & development) recently completed their freshman year.
North Dakota State's tandem of Amy Anderson and Sarah Storandt were also named to the team. Anderson, from Oxbow, N.D., completed her junior year in accounting and was selected for the third straight season. Storandt, from Moorhead, Minn., completed her freshman year in math education.
Oakland's Liz Ecker, a senior from Delray Beach, Fla., led the team with a 77.57 stroke average. Ecker holds the school record with a career stroke average of 79.05 and is a three-time NGCA academic honoree. She graduated in May 2012 with a degree in business administration. Alanna Gerber finished her junior season with a scoring average of 77.50.. A native of Hudsonville, Mich., Gerber currently stands fifth in school history in career stroke average (80.06). She is a three-time NGCA All-American Scholar Team honoree and posted a perfect 4.0 GPA during the winter semester in elementary education. Mara Kovac earns the distinction for the second time in her career. She graduated in just three years with a degree in journalism and finished this season with a stroke average of 80.27.
Oral Roberts' Crystal Reeves graduated with a degree in business and led the team to its 15th-consecutive Summit League Championship, extending the longest streak in NCAA history. For her career, Reeves owns four of the nine sub-70 rounds in ORU history, and also has four tournament victories to her credit. Her 71 at the NCAA West Regional in 2010 is tied for the second-lowest round at an NCAA Tournament by a Golden Eagle golfer.
South Dakota State had two honorees in Brittany Hanten and Jordan Trohkimoinen. A senior from Goodwin, S.D., Hanten majored in mathematics. A native of Newell, S.D., Trohkimoinen recently completed her freshman season and is majoring in athletic training.
Southern Utah's Kaohi Loo finished her sophomore year, majoring in hotel management.
Four members of the Western Illinois team were named to the list in junior Alexa Arent (LEJA/Spanish), senior Samantha Hainline (athletic training) and freshmen Ashley Jeffers (sports broadcasting) and Jessica Knepp (business).
A total of 585 women from Divisions I, II and III were selected for the award, which requires a minimum 3.50 cumulative grade-point average. Division I players must play in 50 percent of their team's scheduled competitions.