Olivia Lugar Named Capital One Second-Team Academic All-America

Olivia Lugar Named Capital One Second-Team Academic All-America

St. Louis, Mo., June 3, 2014 – Washington University in St. Louis junior women's golf standout Olivia Lugar was named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America Division III At-Large Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Lugar was a second-team selection for the second-consecutive year.

Lugar is the only Academic All-America selection in the six-year history of the women's golf program, and the 140th in Washington University school history.

"We are so thrilled for Olivia. An award like this is evidence of the tremendous effort she puts into the classroom and on the course," said Washington U. head coach Sean Curtis. "She has been a leader on and off the course since her arrival to the Danforth Campus. What a great example for our younger players."

Lugar was named to the 2014 Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Division III First-Team All-America and Central Region Team for the third year in a row.  She fired 16 of 24 rounds this season at 80 or lower and finished the season ranked No. 12 in NCAA Division III with a 78.50 average. Lugar won three tournaments this year to increase her career total to nine, tied for most in school history.

She shot a season-low 149 (76-73) to claim medalist honors at the Washington U. Spring Invitational, and finished in a tie for 32nd at the NCAA Championship with a 332 (84-80-87-81). A 2013 and 2014 Capital One First-Team Academic All-District selection, Lugar has a 3.90 GPA while majoring in international and area studies.

Washington U. posted a seventh-place finish at the 2014 NCAA Division III Championship, the second-highest finish in school history. The Bears were ranked No. 1 in the Golf World/National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) coaches' poll for the first time in school history and placed in the top-five in nine of 11 tournaments played.

In order to be selected to a Capital One 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.