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Sheffield, Phillips Garner Scholar Honor

July 21, 2006

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida -Gonzaga Univiersity's Sarah Sheffield and Lauren Phillips have been named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Teams for Division I.

Sheffield, a sophomore this past season from Kea'au, HI, has a 3.78 grade point average in English, while Phillips, a freshman from Auburn, Wash., had a 3.89 GPA. She has not declared a major. Phillips tied for 19th in the West Coast Conference Championship while Sheffield finished 22nd.

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% (Division I) or 66% (Division II & III) of the college's regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.

The National Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women's collegiate golf coaches. The NGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the NGCA represents more than 400 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.