Junior Ryann White of the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi women's golf team has been named to the Southland Women's Golf All-Academic Team, the conference office announced today. White, a junior from Lubbock, was named Second Team All-Conference following the 2010-11 campaign.
Lamar's Stine Pedersen, the Southland's individual champion, was named Student-Athlete of the Year. Joining Pedersen and White on the all-academic team are UTSA sophomore Paola Valerio, Central Arkansas sophomore Julia Roth and Sam Houston State sophomore Shelby Hardy. Each member makes her first career appearance on the all-academic team.
White is a kinesiology-sport management major with a 3.52 GPA. On the season, she ranked fourth in the conference with a 75.9 stroke average in 27 rounds. White finished third at the Southland tournament (225) and shot the only sub-par round at the event (71) in the final 18 holes. White recorded five top-10 finishes, including three in the top five.
The Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the 12 member schools, voted for the Student-Athlete of the Year. The All-Academic team is voted on by the head coaches, sports information directors and academic advisors from each Southland Conference university. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution and participated in at least 50 percent of the team's competition to qualify for the all-academic squad.
The Islanders concluded the 2010-11 campaign with a fourth-place finish at the Southland Championship, held at Corpus Christi Country Club. The Islanders had a third-day 306 to finish with a three-round 930 (313-311-306), improving each round of the event. UTSA took the team title with a 900 (306-297-297), while Lamar had a 907 (297-313-297) to finish second. Texas State was third with a three-round 925 (308-313-304).