July 8, 2010
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Baylor junior women's golfer Morgan Chambers was named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team earlier this week.
Chambers, a native of Purcell, Okla., earned all-scholar honors for the third consecutive season, becoming the sixth Lady Bears golfer with three of more NGCA All-American Scholar selections - Melanie Hagewood (2001-03), Hanna-Sofia Svenningsson (2001-03), Meredith Jones (2004-06), Anna Rehnholm (2004-07) and Alison Martin (2005-07).
The health sciences studies (pre-med) major had her 2009-10 season cut short because of a shoulder injury. Chambers carded a 76.62 stroke average through 13 rounds, including a top-15 finish at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate. She owns a 79.60 career stroke average and five top-15 finishes - including one top-10 finish - in 75 career rounds with the Lady Bears.
Under the guidance of 16th-year head coach Sylvia Ferdon, Baylor advanced to its 10th NCAA Regional appearance in the last 11 seasons. The Lady Bears finished 16th at the NCAA Central Regional in Columbus, Ind.
A total of 494 women's collegiate golfers across Division I, II and III 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 and student-athletes must have competed in at least 50% (Division I) or 66% (Division II & III) of the college's regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.