July 30, 2012
Bjornsdottir And Taylor Earn Golf All-America Scholar Honors
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG women's golfers Berglind Bjornsdottir (Reykjavik, Iceland/Menntaskolinn I Reykjavik) and Courtney Taylor (Gastonia, N.C./Ashbrook) have been named All-American Scholars by the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA). The criteria for selection to the All-America Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics with a minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50.
Bjornsdottir owns a 3.52 GPA as a freshman. She was named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll honors as well as being awarded the SoCon Commissioner's Medal. She appeared in all 10 tournaments, playing 29 rounds, with a 78.66 stroke average. She shot her best three-round score at the Pinehurst Challenge (March 19-20) when she recorded a 227 (73-77-77). Her best finish came at the SoCon Championships (April 15-17), placing 27th overall.
Taylor owns a 3.93 GPA as a junior recreation and parks management major. She was named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll and was also a Commissioner's Medal recipient. She played in all 10 tournaments, playing 29 rounds, with a 77.07 stroke average. She recorded her best three-round score at the Palmetto Intercollegiate (Oct. 23-24), carding a 228 (75-76-77). Her top finish came at the UNCG/Starmount Classic (Oct. 2-4), finishing tied for 19th overall.
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