Women's Golf's Acosta Receives MVC Scholar-Athlete Recognition
May 9, 2014
ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Valley Conference announced on Friday afternoon (May 9) the Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete Team which includes eight first team members and two honorable mentions. Missouri State’s Estefania Acosta was named as an Honorable Mention for the first time in her career.
A native of Ibague, Colombia, Acosta has compiled a 3.40 grade-point average while majoring in Business Administration. and is the lone Bear represented on either squad.
The junior was a key performer for Missouri State throughout her first season as a Bear, after transferring in from Bethune-Cookman. Acosta averaged 79.47 throughout the season with twelve rounds in the 70s and earned a career-best fourth place finish at the Jackrabbit Invitational after shooting all three rounds in the 70s (76-79-76—231). In her first Missouri Valley Conference Championship, Acosta tied for 11th after carding 77-74-75—226.
First team selections include Sarah Boss of Northern Iowa, McCall Christopher of Indiana State, Hadley Jennings of Drake, Danielle Lemek of Bradley, April Ohlendorf of Loyola, Cassie Rushing of Southern Illinois, Megan Schuetz of Wichita State, and Amanda Smith of Indiana State.
Joining Acosta on the Honorable Mention list is Allison Walsh of Bradley.
MVC scholar-athlete nominees must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale), while the student-athletes must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institutions and must have participated in at least 50 percent of his team's rounds or played at the MVC Championship.