UNK Women's Golfers earn All-American Scholar Team honor

UNK senior Samantha Crawford partaking in the UNK Invite. (KHGI)

Kearney, Neb. – Three members of the Nebraska-Kearney women's golf team were recently named to the 2017-18 Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar Team.

Senior Samantha Crawford (South Jordan, Utah), junior Maaika Mestl (Ogallala) and sophomore Brandi Lemek (Doniphan) were among the 1,011 women's golfers from the NCAA (all three divisions), NAIA and NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Assoc.) to qualify for this award.

To make the team, a golfer must have a 3.50 cumulative grade point average and have participated in 50% of her team's competitions during the regular season. Postseason rounds do not count and a golfer must be at her school the entire academic year.

Crawford (78.42), Lemek (81.14) and Mestl (82.88) ranked first, second and fifth, respectively, in season stroke average for the Lopers during the 2017-18 season. Both Crawford and Mestl played in all 24 rounds with Lemek logging 21.

In the classroom, Mestl maintains a perfect 4.00 GPA in Elementary Education K-6, Crawford posted a 3.91 in Sports Management with Lemek at a 3.48 in History Education 7-12. Finally, this trio helped UNK make the last two NCAA Central Regionals.

The Lopers tee it up again this September.

Courtesy: UNK Sports Information Office

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