Ferris golfers earn honors

Margo Brown

BIG RAPIDS — Three Ferris State University women’s golfers have been recognized by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) for their success on the course and in the classroom this past year.

The Bulldogs’ Mari Suokko (Yorkville, Wis./Union Grove) and Shayna Schneider (Frankenmuth), both juniors, and senior Margo Brown (St. Ignace/LaSalle) were all tabbed to the 2018-19 WGCA All-America Scholar Team as announced by the national coaches organization.

The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team is among the most stringent in all of collegiate athletics with a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.50 overall. They must also be of high moral character and in good academic standing while playing at least 50 percent of the college’s regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.

Both Suokko and Brown earned the prestigious distinction for the second time in their respective collegiate careers. Earlier this year, all three also claimed Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Academic Excellence Team recognition for their efforts.

This season, the trio competed among FSU’s top five golfers in tournament action and both finished among the top 50 overall at the 2019 GLIAC Championships held April 19-20 at Stonehedge Golf Club near Battle Creek.

Along with being a member of the FSU women’s golf squad, Brown also has competed as a two-sport athlete for the Bulldog women’s basketball squad.

 

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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