Three Bearcats Named WGCA All-American Scholars|
July 3, 2014
CINCINNATI – The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) has announced that a trio of University of Cincinnati women’s golfers earned All-American Scholar honors for the 2013-14 academic year. Seniors Olivia Dose (Goteborg, Sweden/Goteborg Hogre Samskola) and Andrea Malek (Tibro, Sweden/Klippans Gymnasieskola) along with Freshman Ashley Cassidy (Doylestown, Pa. / Central Bucks East) were honored.
“The Cincinnati women’s golf team's commitment to academic excellence is proudly displayed in our three All-American scholar selections this year,” said head coach Janet Carl. “The continued hard work these ladies put in the classroom is evident in this honor.”
Dose earned the honor for the third-straight season while leading the Bearcats with a career-best 74.8 stroke average this season. The senior earned her second-consecutive all-conference honor after placing fifth at the American Championship with a score of 74-80-72=226. Dose carded a season-best 70 on the final day of the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Intercollegiate, finishing second to also mark her best finish this season. She capped her career with a 75.1 scoring average.
Malek earned a spot on the list for the second-straight season after playing in all 32 rounds and finishing with a 76.1 scoring average. The senior recorded a season-best round of 70 during the final round of the Old Waverly Classic. Dose recorded her best-finish of the season at the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Intercollegiate with a season-best three-day score of 74-71-74=219. Dose finished her career with 77.6 scoring average.
Cassidy was honored following a freshman season that saw her post a 79.2 scoring average in 29 rounds. Competing on UC’s scoring team in nine of 10 events, Cassidy recorded her lowest finish of the season at the Clover Cup, placing 25th. The true freshman carded 12 rounds of 78 or lower during the season and finished 35th at the American Championship.
The three selections mark the third-straight season UC has had multiple honorees.
Founded in 1983, the National Golf Coaches Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing women's collegiate coaches. Award winners must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50, be of high moral character and in good standing with the university.