Olivia Lugar Earns 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Honors
St. Louis, Mo., June 6, 2013 – Washington University in St. Louis sophomore women’s golf standout Olivia Lugar was named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Division III At-Large Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Lugar is the first women’s golf student-athlete to earn Academic All-America honors in the five-year history of the program, and the 113th in Washington University school history, including the ninth during the 2012-13 year.
“I am really thrilled to hear we have our first academic all-American. This program is still young, as such, we continue to have firsts that many of the other sports here have already experienced,” said fifth-year head coach Sean Curtis. “I am really proud of Olivia. She is a great player and obviously does well in the classroom. We have a long split dual season, so it can be challenging because we begin and end every school year in season. I know her teammates are proud of her as well.”
Lugar was named to the 2013 Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Division III First-Team All-America and Central Region Team for the second year in a row. The 2012 Ping Division III National Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year, Lugar ranked sixth in NCAA Division III in 2012-13 with a 77.91 scoring average. She recorded 18 of 22 rounds at 80 or lower, and tied for medalist honors at the Doug Georgianni Memorial Invitational and at the Millikin University Fall Classic.
Lugar tied for 35th place at the 2013 NCAA Division III Championship with a score of 323 (79-80-83-81). A 2013 Capital One First-Team Academic All-District selection, she has a 3.84 grade point average while majoring in international and area studies.
In order to be selected to an Academic All-America team, a student-athlete must demonstrate success on the playing field and in the classroom, with academic and athletic achievements taken into consideration. The student-athlete must possess a minimum 3.30 GPA and be at least a sophomore in academic standing.
Washington U. placed sixth at the 2013 NCAA Division III Championship, its highest finish in school history. The Bears were ranked No. 4 in the final Golf World/NGCA women's coaches' poll and placed in the top-five in nine of 10 tournaments they competed in.