April 17, 2014
EAST LANSING, Mich. - For the third consecutive year, the Michigan State women's golf team was honored with the Athletic Director's Award at the Spartan Academic Excellence Gala for achieving the highest team cumulative grade-point average after the 2013 fall semester.
The women's golf team boasted a department-high cumulative GPA of 3.472 with all eligible members on the team qualifying for the gala for the second year in a row.
"In our program, we're developing students as well as athletes," said MSU head coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll. "Our players covet the Athletic Director's Award trophy as much as the Big Ten Championship trophy. I just think it says who our players are as people; they're competitive and they know they're capable of doing well in the classroom. We put a very high level of expectation on winning that award. Everyone is very driven in the classroom to ensure that we get it for the fourth straight time next year."
Junior Jenny Sritragul took home the Scholar-Athlete Award for having the highest cumulative GPA on the team (3.95 GPA, finance major).
Yushira Budhram, Allyssa Ferrell, Mackenzie Johnson, Mariah Massa, Lindsey McPherson, Christine Meier, Bea Murray, Liz Nagel, Carley Saint-Onge, Soleil Singh, Trisha Witherby and Gabby Yurik were also honored at the gala.