July 10, 2007
Marli Mikulecky of the Eastern Washington University women's golf team was honored as a member of the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team for the NCAA Division I level. The sophomore posted a 3.63 cumulative grade point average in addition to shooting an average round of 79.32 this past year.
The criteria for inclusion in this prestigious list are a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 in addition to having completed at least 50 percent of the college's regularly-scheduled competitions throughout the year. There were 244 honorees at the Division I level this year and 368 earned accolades at all three NCAA divisions combined.
"Marli is one of just 368 out of 3-4,000 women's golfers to receive this honor," head coach Marc Hughes said. "That puts her in or near the top 10 percent nationally in academics. She should feel very good; this is a real feather in her cap."
The business administration major's top performance on the golf course in 2006-07 came at the Inland Empire Women's Intercollegiate in Spokane from Sept. 25-26. She finished as tournament runner-up, shooting a 220 (72-70-78) in the three-round event.
"She is also one of the better players on the team, so she gets it done on the course and in the classroom," Hughes said. "She obviously works hard, and it's important that she understands not everyone receives these kinds of accolades. She is becoming a stronger person and I'm proud of her work. She represents Eastern very well."