The National Golf Coaches Association (NCGA) All-American Scholar Teams were announced today as University of Kansas golfers Amanda Costner and Meghan Gockel were recognized with this prestigious honor.
The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of
the most stringent of all college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA
is 3.50 and student-athletes must have competed in at least 50% of the
college's regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.
Costner, an Applied Behavioral Sciences major, was the first Jayhawk in
history to be crowned with the individual title at the Big 12
Championships and is the only Jayhawk in history to record two top-10
finishes at the Big
12 Championships. The senior out of Claremore, Okla. led the Jayhawks
75.87 stroke average this year. Costner, also holds the distinction of
being the only Kansas student-athlete to be named the Big 12 Female
Sportsperson of the Year for her volunteer and community service work
throughout the academic year.
Gockel, a freshmen finance major, shot a career-best 71 in her inaugural
tournament, at the Ptarmigan/Ram Fall Classic in Fort Collins, Colo. She
also led the Jayhawks with a fourth place finish at the Chip-N Club
Invitational and had the lowest round for Kansas at the Derby