MAC Announces Women’s Golf Academic All-MAC Team

Updated 5/24/2013


CLEVELAND - The Mid-American Conference announced its 2012-13 Women's Golf Academic All-MAC team Friday, as voted on by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions. A total of 13 student-athletes were named to the team.
This year's squad was highlighted by Kent State’s Jennifer Ha, the 2013 MAC Women’s Golfer of the Year, First Team All-MAC and All-Tournament Team member, as well as a participant that advanced to the NCAA Championships after the Golden Flashes' 15th consecutive MAC title. Joining Ha is MAC Sportswoman of the Year, Ohio’s Sarah Tranelli. Also making the team were Top 20-finishers at the MAC Championship, Jenna Hague of Ball State, Shelby Wilson of Bowling Green, Alyssa Kwon of Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan’s Kaylee Imel.  
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50% of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.
2013 Women’s Golf Academic All-MAC Team:
Hanna Ek, Akron
Tyler Etcheberry, Akron
Jenna Hague, Ball State
Amy Ruthenberg, Bowling Green
Shelby Wilson, Bowling Green
Alyssa Kwon, Eastern Michigan
Jennifer Ha, Kent State
Casey LaBarbera, Northern Illinois
 Kristen Helmsdoerfer, Ohio
Julie Lechner, Ohio 
Sarah Tranelli, Ohio
Allison Schultz, Toledo
Kaylee Imel, Western Michigan
2013 Honorable Mention:
Sara Chaves, Akron
Laura Murray, Akron
Zoe Camus, Ball State 
Autumn Duke, Ball State
Sarah Westaway, Ball State
Bailey Arnold, Bowling Green 
Patricia Holt, Bowling Green
Corey Crossan, Eastern Michigan
Meredith Fairbairn, Eastern Michigan
Usanee Laopattananont, Eastern Michigan
Karyn Lee Ping, Eastern Michigan
Natalie Goodson, Kent State
Taylor Ellett, Northern Illinois 
Allie Parthie, Northern Illinois
 Kara Brinkmann, Ohio
Jennifer Elsholz, Toledo
Kate Hoops, Toledo
Becky Martin, Toledo
Heather Marks, Western Michigan
Kelsey Carney, Western Michigan