Aug. 9, 2013
Louisville, Ky. - The University of Louisville women's golf program has earned the 2012-13 Big East Conference Team Academic Excellence Award, which recognizes the highest collective grade-point averages in each of the conference's 24 sports.
The winners were chosen based on the 2012-13 grade-point average of each student-athlete who appeared on an institution's roster as of the last contest of the championship segment in each conference-sponsored sport. Louisville's men's basketball team also won the award. Bestowing the academic honors were among the final business for the 2012-13 season by the Big East Conference as it stood until conference shifting occurred on July 1.
The 2012-13 women's golf team produced a collective 3.711 grade point average for the 2012-13 academic year, with a 3.679 combined GPA for the fall semester and a 3.747 combined GPA for the spring semester. In addition, all eight members of the Cardinals' golf team were selected for the 2012-13 Big East All-Academic team.
Five Louisville players were named Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars earlier in the summer. Louisville's Candice Wiley, Emily Haas, Katie Petrino, Laura Restrepo and Meghan Theiss were all named All-American Scholars. Haas and Petrino earn the honor for the second straight year while the senior Wiley earns it for the first time in her four seasons. Freshmen Restrepo and Theiss marks the second consecutive year the Cardinals have had two freshmen named All-American Scholars.
Haas was also named to the Capital One Academic All-District II First team, the College Sports Information Directors of America. The sophomore carries a 3.98 grade point average in biology. She was a first team All-BIG EAST selection after finishing third at the 2013 BIG EAST Championships in May. She led the team with a 74.5 stroke average this season.