CLEVELAND -- The Mid-American Conference announced its 2007 Women’s Golf Academic All-MAC team Wednesday, as voted by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions. A total of eight student-athletes were named to the team. The number of honorees on the MAC All-Academic Team are the number that is set for the specific sport or 33% of the number of nominees, whichever is greater.
Kent State had two student-athletes honored on this year’s team. Leading the 2007 MAC Champions was All-MAC first-team honoree and MAC Championship Medalist Kira Meixner, while teammate and All-MAC second-team selection Maddi Swaney also garnered All-Academic honors. The Golden Flashes fell just short of an opportunity to reach the National Collegiate Athletic Association Championships for a second straight season, finishing the 54-hole 2007 NCAA Central Regionals in 10th place at the University of Michigan Golf Course in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Eastern Michigan’s Stephany Fleet was named to the team after also being named to the All-MAC first-team, while All-MAC second-team selections Natalie Storck (Toledo) and Erin Thorne (Western Michigan) also received Academic All-MAC recognition. It’s the third consecutive year that Thorne has been selected for the team, while it’s the second time in as many years that Storck has been honored. Ball State’s Kallie Harrison, Ohio’s Kristen Mautz and Northern Illinois’ Abbie Many rounded out this year’s team.
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 percent 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.