Sophomore Jade Bollinger was recently honored again by the National Golf Coaches Association to its All-America Scholar Team. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
CORAL SPRINGS -- BYU sophomore Jade Bollinger has been named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-America Scholar Team following another strong year on the golf course and in the classroom.
The honor marks the second time in as many years that Bollinger has received the award.
“It’s a neat honor and I’m just glad to have the opportunity to get a great education and be able to play golf on top of it,” Bollinger said. “It’s a lot of fun.”
Bollinger owns a 3.88 cumulative GPA as a business management major. The NGCA announced teams for NCAA Divisions I, II and III with a total of 410 women’s collegiate golfers being recognized. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics as a minimum 3.5 GPA is required on top of competing in at least 50 percent of the school’s regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.
The junior-to-be from Wellington, Fla., participated in all 10 events for the Cougars during the 2008-09 campaign and was recently named academic All-Mountain West Conference. She maintained a 78.72 stroke average throughout the year and enjoyed a season-best performance at the MWC Championships in which she came in seventh place overall at 12-over-par. She was one of 10 golfers from the MWC to be given the honor.