Husky Women's Golfer Earn Academic Honors

July 9, 2002

Seattle - Washington golfers Michelle Grafos and Paige Mackenzie have been named to the National Golf Coaches Association's All-Scholar Team.

A total of 232 players were selected from the Division I, II and III ranks for the honor. The criteria for selection is the most stringent for all collegiate athletic academic awards programs. Golfers must have a minimum grade point average of 3.50 and student-athletes must have completed at least 66 percent of the college's regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the season.

For Grafos, a junior from Spokane, it marks the second consecutive year she has received the honor. She boasts a 3.56 GPA as a political science major. She competed in all 12 of Washington's tournaments last season, including the NCAA Championships. Earlier this year Grafos was named a first-team selection to the Pac-10 Conference's All-Academic team for women's golf.

Mackenzie, a freshman from Yakima, compiled a 3.68 GPA during her first year in college. She has yet to declare a major. Mackenzie finished third on last year's Husky team with a 75.71 stroke average and was Washington's top finisher at the NCAA Championships, placing 25th overall.

The selection of Grafos and Mackenzie marks the 18th time a Husky golfer has been named to the NGCA All-Scholar Team since the 1988 season.

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