Three Golfers Earn First-Team Academic

Jessica Shin has a 4.00 GPA in biology. A trio of Iowa State sophomore women's golfers, Kendra Hanson, Karly Pinder and Jessica Shin, earned first-team academic all-Big 12 honors, announced today by the league office in Dallas, Texas.


To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of her team's scheduled contests. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.

Shin, a native of Mankato, Minn., is one of three Big 12 women's golfers honored with a 4.00 GPA. Shin, who is majoring in biology, has played in all 12 tournaments for the Cyclones this season, ranking third on the team in stroke average at 79.63. She was a 2005 NGCA Academic All-American.

Hanson, who hails from Forest City, Iowa, and Pinder, an Exeter, Ontario native, earned academic all-Big 12 honors for the first time. Hanson, an elementary education major, is second on the team in stroke average (78.8) while playing in every tournament for ISU. Pinder, a business major, played in 11 of 12 events for the Cyclones this season, compiling an 80.1 stroke average.

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