July 3, 2008
Coral Springs, Fla. -
Auburn freshman golfer Sarah Thead was named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team. A total of 402 women's collegiate golfers from Division I, II and III were recognized with this prestigious honor.
The criteria for selection to the team are some of the most stringent of all college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50 and student-athletes must have competed at least 50 percent of the college's regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.
Thead (Poway, Calif.) finished the season with a 77.13 stroke average and competed in five competitions with the team and four as an individual. Her low 18-hole score for the season was 71. Thead's highest finish of the season came at the UA-Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate, where she finished 27th. Her lowest three-round score was shot at that event and also the Margaret Moses Branch Fall Preview where she tied for 51st.
At the NCAA Championship, Thead, an Economics major, finished tied for 75th (75-78-75-80--308). She tied for 55th at the NCAA East Regional (77-75-79--231).
For a complete list of the 2007-08 NGCA All-American Scholar Team, please visit www.ngca.com.