July 9, 2009
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena College women's golf freshman Julie Juchno and sophomores Katelynn Mannix and Catherine Shomo have been named National Golf Coaches Association Scholar Athletes as announced earlier by organization headquarters in Coral Gables, Fla.
A total of 410 women's collegiate golfers from the Division I, II and III ranks were recognized. The criteria for selection is a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 and student-athletes must have competed in at least 50% of their colleges regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.
A native of Hudson, Wis., Juchno had a strong freshman year and was an integral part of the Saints' ninth straight MAAC Championship. The 2008-09 MAAC Rookie of the Year, Juchno has maintained a 3.66 GPA as an undecided science major.
Mannix, who was also MAAC Rookie of the Year in 2007-08, won the individual title at the MAAC Championships for a second straight season. The Plattsburgh, N.Y. native has recorded a near spotless 3.94 GPA as a biochemistry major.
Shomo also had a strong sophomore season for Siena and finished second overall at the MAAC Championships this spring. Shomo, who hails from Rutland, Vt., has a cumulative GPA of 3.73 as an accounting major.
Both Mannix and Shomo, who will be entering their junior seasons this fall, will join senior Bridget Carr as team tri-captains for the 2009-10 season.
The National Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women's collegiate golf coaches. Today, the NGCA represents nearly 500 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.