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Women's Golf Tops the Nation in Team GPA

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — The University of New Mexico women’s golf team has been named the recipient of the 2019-20 Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-Scholar Team GPA Award, the organization announced Monday. The award recognizes the women’s collegiate golf program with the highest collective average team GPA in the nation which includes all of the team’s student-athletes for the 2019-20 season.

This year marks the second straight that the Lobos have achieved the honor and finished atop all other programs.

The Lobos’ nine team members accumulated an outstanding average GPA of 3.965 during the 2019-20 school year after breaking the UNM department program record for single-semester GPA with a 4.01 this spring.

The award comes on the heels of six Lobos earning WGCA All-American Scholar accolades including juniors Caroline Jansson and Serena Chon, sophomore Kamie Hamada and freshmen Lauren Lehigh, Alice Rindestig and Napat “Jenny” Lertsadwattana.

Not only was UNM at the top of the NCAA Division I list, but the Lobos earned the highest GPA of all divisions.

The Lobos topped the NCAA Division I list with a 3.965 GPA followed by Wisconsin-Green Bay (3.958) and California Baptist (3.950).

In the list of 25 top team GPAs in the nation, just one more Mountain West program made the list. The Wyoming Cowgirls ranked 20th with a 3.85 GPA.