Women's Golf Posts 17th Best GPA in Nation

Barry University women's golf team had the 17th best GPA in the nation. Photo by Jim McCurdy

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Barry University women's golf team posted the 17th highest cumulative grade point average in the nation in 2011-12, the National Golf Coaches Association announced.

The Buccaneers were among the NGCA Top 25 list, which includes NCAA Division I, II and III schools.

Barry, whose collective GPA consisted of seven student-athletes, posted a team GPA of 3.663 in 2011-12. Barry finished fourth at the NCAA Division II national championships in May.

Lee University, comprised of six student-athletes, had the highest GPA in the country at 3.965.          

Barry  was one of three Sunshine State Conference institutions who cracked the Top 25. Lynn University was tied for 10th with a 3.707, and Rollins College was 20th at 3.628.

 

NGCA Top 25 Women's Golf Team GPAs 2011-12

Place

School

GPA

1st

Lee University

3.965

2nd

Merrimack College

3.787

3rd

Otterbein University

3.786

4th

University of Akron

3.766

5th

University of New Mexico

3.735

6th

University of Central Oklahoma

3.734

7th

Drury University

3.717

8th

University of Memphis

3.711

9th

Western Carolina University

3.708

T 10th

Angelo State University

3.707

T 10th

Lynn University

3.707

12th

Xavier University

3.704

13th

Hope College

3.692

14th

Harvard University

3.690

15th

Texas Tech University

3.680

16th

Bradley University

3.664

17th

Barry University

3.663

18th

Tusculum College

3.644

19th

University of Missouri-Kansas City

3.630

20th

Rollins College

3.628

21st

University of Tennessee Chattanooga

3.621

22nd

Coastal Carolina University

3.617

23rd

University of Notre Dame

3.611

24th

West Texas A&M University

3.606

25th

Brown University

3.605

 

About the National Golf Coaches Association

The National Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women’s collegiate golf coaches. The NGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the NGCA represents over 550 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent. 

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