CLEVELAND -- The Mid-American Conference announced its 2008 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.
Leading the team was Golfer of the Year Kira Meixner of Kent State who is a three time Academic All-MAC honoree. Teammate Maddie Swaney was named to the team for the second consecutive season. No. 13 Kent State’s season came to a disappointing end as the Golden Flashes struggled to a final round 315 (+27) en route to finishing 14th at the NCAA Central Regional.
Eastern Michigan’s Stephany Fleet was named to the team for the second season after also being named to the All-MAC second-team, while All-Tournament selections Joanna Periversoff (Toledo) and Carley Hrusovsky (Bowling Green) also received Academic All-MAC recognition.
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.