July 10, 2008
DeCaro, Gottwald earn All-America Scholar honors
EVANSVILLE, Ind.—University of Southern Indiana women's golf sophomores Renee DeCaro (LaPorte, Indiana) and Kimberly Gottwald (Ft. Wayne, Indiana) have been named All-America Scholars by the National Golf Coaches' Association.
The two were among 76 NCAA Division II players to be recognized and 402 women's collegiate golfers across all three divisions.
To be eligible for the All-American Scholar Team, the student-athlete must have minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 and must have competed in at least 66 percent of the college's regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.
This marks the second straight year that DeCaro has been named to the All-America Scholar Team, while Gottwald is earning the honor for the first time.
DeCaro, a psychology major, competed in seven of the Screaming Eagles' 10 regularly scheduled tournaments, posting a stroke average 83.7. Gottwald, a pre-early childhood education major, competed in all of USI's tournaments this past season, finishing third on the squad with a stroke average of 83.2.
As a team, the Eagles advanced to the NCAA II East Region Tournament for the fourth time in the last five years. The regional tournament capped off a season in which USI grabbed two tournament titles and finished fourth at the GLVC Championships.
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