July 2, 2014
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Abby Newton, Kathryn Fowler, Maria Toennessen and Stani Schiavone from the Ole Miss women’s golf team earned Women’s Collegiate Golf All-American Scholar honors it was announced on Wednesday (July 2).
The Ole Miss golfers were among 664 total student-athletes recognized across Divisions I, II and III. With some of the most stringent academic guidelines in college athletics, each member of the team has a minimum 3.50 grade point average.
The women’s golf team has a history of academic excellence. In the fall, Schiavone was inducted into the Ole Miss chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s largest and oldest honor society for all academic disciplines while Fowler was awarded the Taylor Medal, which is the highest academic honor bestowed upon an Ole Miss student. As team, the Ole Miss golfers consistently perform well in the classroom and have earned the Chancellor’s Cup, awarded to the men and women’s varsity teams with the highest cumulative grade point average among all sports at Ole Miss.
“Our team is always striving to manage our time between being a student and an athlete and sometimes the schedule is not easy but one that is very rewarding,” said head coach Michele Drinkard. “I’m proud of what Kathryn, Stani, Abby and Maria accomplished this last year academically and I would like to give our academic counselor Zack Nutt a special thank you. Every day he brings his passion and energy to the team, providing them the opportunity to be successful at Ole Miss both in the classroom and on the course.”
For a complete listing of the 2014 Women’s Collegiate Golf All-American Scholars click HERE.
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