Women's Golfers Named to NGCA All-Scholar Team
July 11, 2002
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State women's golfers Edie Murdoch and Miranda Smith have been selected to the 2001-02 National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Division I All-Scholar Team, the organization announced.
The criteria for selection to the All-Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics, with the minimum cumulative grade point average being a 3.40. Student-athletes must also have competed in at least 66 percent of their program's regularly-scheduled competitive rounds during the season.
"Receiving this recognition says a lot about Edie and Miranda as both students and athletes," said Kansas State head coach Kristi Knight. "They have both worked very hard and have been able to meet the demands of a college golfer because they organize their time so well. This is quite an accomplishment and they should be very proud."
Murdoch, who recently completed her bachelor's degree in golf course management with a 3.44 GPA, was a four-year letterwinner and a stalwart in the Wildcats' lineup over the past four seasons. A key cog in Kansas State's NCAA Central Regional qualifying club this past year, she competed in all 12 tournaments and turned in the Wildats' second-best stroke average at 79.03 over 29 competitive rounds. All told, Murdoch posted eight top-20 finishes on the season, including a fourth at the Sunflower Showdown and a seventh at the Cingular Islander Intercollegiate.
Smith, a junior who will wrap up her eligibility at K-State next season, boasts a 3.54 GPA in marketing/international business. Like Murdoch, Smith was a constant presence in the Wildcat starting five during 2001-02, competing in all 12 events. She finished the season third on the team in stroke average at 79.93, including a trio of top-15 finishes. Smith's carded a seventh at the Mountain View Collegiate with a final score of 6-over 152 for her top placing of the season.