NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) announced on Wednesday that the Merrimack women's golf team earned the second highest grade point average (GPA) of teams across division I, II and III.
The Warriors four members earned a combined GPA of 3.787 in their first season of competition under head coach Nick Crovetti. The Warriors placed just behind Lee University who had a GPA of 3.965, ranking first for the second straight season.
"The 2011-12 women's golf team was a very special team and the accolades continue as our team GPA earned us second best in the country among all women's golf programs division I-III," said head coach Nick Crovetti. "I am very proud of this group as they were the first four female golfers to sign with Merrimack College - they include: Vanessa Martinez, Ali Reed, Bethany Arnold and Lloyd Hoehle. They represent me, the school, themselves, and women's golf in a very positive manner."
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 over 550 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.
The Warriors were the only division II team in the top five of the rankings by the NGCA.