Four Stanford Women's Golfers Named To The NGCA Scholar-All-America Team

July 7, 2008

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Coral Springs, Fla.- Four members of the Stanford women's golf team were honored today when the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Teams for Division I, II & III were announced.

The four Stanford student-athletes were senior Saana Rapakko, juniors Mari Chun and Ki-Shui Liao, and freshman Rebecca Durham.

Rapakko competed in four tournaments this year for the Cardinal with her best finish coming at the Peg Barnard Invitational where she finished tied for 43rd.

Chun was NGCA All-America Honorable Mention after a fine season that included four top-10's and six top-25 finishes, while leading the Cardinal with a 74.1 scoring average.

Liao competed in eight tournaments for Stanford with her best finish coming at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational when she placed in a tie for 32nd.

Finally, Durham completed a great first year on The Farm where she had three top-25 finishes, including a seventh place at the Peg Barnard Invitational.

A total of 402 women's collegiate golfers recognized with this prestigious honor. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent of all college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50 and student-athletes must have competed in at least 50% (Division I) or 66% (Division II & III) of the college's regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.

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