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July 09, 2007

USI has three women's golfers named All-American Scholars

EVANSVILLE, Ind. The University of Southern Indiana women's golf team had three players sophomore Kayla Roark (Waterloo, Indiana) freshmen Renee DeCaro (LaPorte, Indiana) and Kara Waggoner (Vincennes, Indiana) named National Golf Coaches Association 2006-07 NCAA Division II All-American Scholars.

The criteria for selection to the Division II All-American Scholar team are some of the most stringent of all college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50 and student athletes must have competed in at least 66 percent of the college's regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.

Roark was third on the team with an 82.8 strokes per round average (spra), playing in all 21 rounds this year. Her best rounds of the year came at the Laker Fall Classic and the NKU Spring Invitational when Roark shot a 76. She posted one top 10 finish this season, tying for eighth in the Lewis Aviator Classic.

DeCaro posted the fourth-best average on the team, finishing the year 0.1 behind Roark with an 82.9 spra. She posted her best round of the year at the GLVC Tournament with a second-round 76.

Waggoner completed her first year with an 86.6 spra that ranked sixth on the squad. She had her best round at the Bulldog Golf Invitational with a second-round 79.

All three were named to the Academic All-GLVC team in June.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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