July 6, 2012
Rising senior Megan Cahill, and rising sophomores Mary Fletcher and Katie Nelson, are among 585 women's golfers across all three divisions of the NCAA recognized by the National Golf Coaches Association as 2011-12 All-American Scholars.
The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50, and the student athlete must have played in half of the team's rounds over the course of the season. Siena tied with Fairfield for the most selections in the MAAC.
Cahill (Auburn, N.Y., Auburn) holds a 3.76 GPA in English. Fletcher (Fayetteville, N.Y./CBA) carries a 3.61 GPA in Siena's demanding biology program, and Nelson (Auburn, Mass./Holy Name) finished her first season at Siena with a 3.77 GPA in business.
Cahill, Fletcher and Nelson were key members of a Siena team that won its 12th straight MAAC Championship this spring and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time. Women's golf also topped all 18 Division I sports at Siena with a 3.54 team GPA.