Three golfers named to NGCA Scholar All-America Teams

Contact: Mat Kanan

KALAMAZOO--For the first time since 2010, the WMU golf program has had three student-athletes named to Scholar All-America Teams by the National Golf Coaches Association.

New WMU graduate Leah Grawburg, of Mount Pleasant, Mich., and senior Kaylee Imel, of Bluffton, Ind., are two of six WMU golfers to earn the award multiple times in their respective careers. Imel, who carries a 3.97 GPA, the highest on the team, is pursuing a degree in accountancy and earned NGCA Scholar All-America status for the second time with the first nod coming in 2010. Grawburg finished her collegiate career with a 3.85 GPA and a bachelor's degree in biology. She has received the award three times in her collegiate career, in 2009, 2010 and 2012, one of just three WMU golfers to have earned that distinction.

Also recognized was Heather Marks, of Byron Center, Mich., a junior who has a 3.65 GPA as a sales and business marketing major.

The NGCA All-American Scholar Teams recognize outstanding academic and athletic achievements in women's college golf, setting one of the highest standards for selection to these teams in college athletics with a minimum 3.5 GPA.