July 5, 2013

Four Women’s Golfers Selected as NGCA All-American Scholars

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Four Northern Arizona women's golfers were named Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars, the WGCA announced. Senior Stephanie Kim, sophomores Laura Jabczenski and Melissa Olson, and freshman Savana Bezdicek were all recognized by the WGCA.

Kim is a four-time NGCA All-American Scholar. She finished her career as one of only five Lumberjacks to earn All-Big Sky honors all four years. Kim studied advertising and photography at NAU.

Jabczenski is a two-time selection by the NGCA. She competed in eight tournaments this season for the Lumberjacks with her best showing coming at the Rose City Collegiate. Jabczenski is seeking a degree in biomedical sciences.

Olson is a two-time NGCA honoree. Her best performance of the season was at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic, where she shot a 75. Olson is pursuing a degree in elementary education.

Bezdicek is a first time honoree, and was named the top freshman in the Big Sky. She was also the only rookie to earn All-Big Sky honors. Bezdicek is currently studying mechanical engineering.

A total of 644 women's collegiate golfers were recognized with this prestigious honor. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50.

The four NGCA All-American Scholar honors are the most in a single-season for the Lumberjack golf program.