Sept. 26, 2007
In the September issue of GolfDigest, the magazine ranked Baylor's women's golf program 22nd in its Golf First Rankings and 32nd in its Balanced Ranking.
Several different factors are considered in each poll. In the Golf First Rankings, GolfDigest ranks Baylor 22nd among NCAA Division I schools for athletes who are looking to continue their golf career in and beyond college. The Bears rank in the top 10 percent of the team adjusted scoring average (76.09).
In the Balanced Rankings, academics is considered with a higher percent than career enhancement. Baylor ranks 32nd in the Balanced Rankings poll earning 56 points out of a possible 100 in the academics category.
Baylor has the third highest ranking among Big 12 Conference schools in the Golf First Rankings and is the second highest ranked Big 12 school in the Balanced Ranking.
Other factors considered in the polls are player growth, academics, climate, facilities and coaches, and a golf only ranking.
Baylor is ranked in the top 20 percent in both climate and facilities and coaches and is ranked 29th in the golf only portion of the polls.
Duke, the three-time defending national champions, ranks first in both polls.
The Bears will next be in action when they travel to the Price's "Give-em Five" Invitational in Las Cruces, N.M., on Oct. 15-17.