Hibbert and Lugar Named to 2012 NGCA All-American Scholar Team
Coral Springs, Fla., July 9, 2012 – Junior Andrea Hibbert and sophomore Olivia Lugar of the Washington University in St. Louis women’s golf team were named the 2012 National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) All-American Scholar Team for Division III, as announced by the organization on Monday.
A total of 585 women’s collegiate golfers were recognized from NCAA Division I, II & III. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team is a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and adjusted scoring average of 95 or lower.
Hibbert made 11 starts for the Bears in her sophomore season and recorded four top-10 finishes. She was third on the team and 16th in NCAA Division III with a 79.00 scoring average, and recorded 21 of 24 rounds at 85 or lower. Hibbert finished in a tie for 20th place at the NCAA Championship. She has a 3.51 grade point average while majoring in business administration.
Lugar, the 2012 NGCA National Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year, led NCAA Division III with a 75.50 average and recorded 22 of 24 rounds at 80 or lower. She won four of the five tournaments she competed in the fall, and had eight top-10 finishes in her rookie campaign. Lugar finished tied for ninth at the NCAA Division III Championship. She has a 3.83 grade point average while majoring in international and area studies.
The women’s golf team placed 13th at the 2012 NCAA Division III Championship, making its third-straight NCAA appearance. Washington University was ranked No. 2 in the Golf World/NGCA women's coaches' poll and placed in the top-five in nine of 12 tournaments they competed in.
The National Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women’s collegiate golf coaches. The NGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the NGCA represents nearly 500 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.