OU's Ecker, Gerber and Kovac Selected to NGCA All-American Scholar Team
Ecker and Gerber earn their third honor, while Kovac is a two-time honoree.
July 10, 2012
ROCHESTER, Mich. - Oakland's Liz Ecker, Alanna Gerber and Mara Kovac were all named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team for Division I, announced by the NGCA on Tuesday. To be selected to this list, players must attain a minimum grade point average of 3.50.
Ecker, a senior from Delray Beach, Fla., led the team with a 77.57 stroke average, No. 8 in The Summit League. She posted a team-best seven top-10 finishes and won the Detroit Titans Fall Classic in record-setting fashion, shooting a 5-under-par 68 in Round 1 and posted a record overall score of 140 (-6). Ecker holds the school record with a career stroke average of 79.05 and is a three-time NGCA academic honoree. She graduated in May 2012 with a degree in business administration.
Gerber finished her junior season with a scoring average of 77.50, 10th-best in the league. She shot a career-best even-par 72 in Round 1 of the Redbird Invitational and posted a pair of top-10 finishes. A native of Hudsonville, Mich., Gerber currently stands fifth in school history in career stroke average (80.06). She is a three-time NGCA All-American Scholar Team honoree and posted a perfect 4.0 GPA during the winter semester in elementary education.
Kovac earns the distinction for the second time in her career. She graduated in just three years with a degree in journalism and finished this season with a stroke average of 80.27. Kovac, a native of Lansing, Mich., finished her three-year career fourth in career stroke average at 80.13. Her rounds of 2-under-par at the 2011 Jackrabbit Invitational and Detroit Titans Fall Classic are tied for second-lowest in program history.