Costner and Gockel named to NCGA All-American Scholar Team

July 9, 2007

The National Golf Coaches Association (NCGA) All-American Scholar Teams were announced today as University of Kansas golfers Amanda Costner and Meghan Gockel were recognized with this prestigious honor.

The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent of all college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50 and student-athletes must have competed in at least 50% of the college’s regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.

Costner, an Applied Behavioral Sciences major, was the first Jayhawk in history to be crowned with the individual title at the Big 12 Championships and is the only Jayhawk in history to record two top-10 finishes at a Big 12 Championships. The senior out of Claremore, Okla. led the Jayhawks with a 75.87 stroke average this year. Costner, also holds the distinction of being the only Kansas student-athlete to be named the Big 12 Female Sportsperson of the Year for her volunteer and community service work throughout the academic year.

Gockel, a freshmen finance major, shot a career-best 71 in her inaugural tournament, at the Ptarmigan/Ram Fall Classic in Fort Collins, Colo. She also led the Jayhawks with a fourth place finish at the Chip-N Club Invitational and had the lowest round for Kansas at the Derby Invitational.