NIU Women's Golfers Recognized for Classroom Accomplishments

GO HUSKIES Connie Ellett had a breakout season with NIU in 2013-14 and made the WGCA's All-American Scholar Team for the second-straight season.
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Connie Ellett had a breakout season with NIU in 2013-14 and made the WGCA's All-American Scholar Team for the second-straight season.
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July 14, 2014

DEKALB, Ill. - Two Northern Illinois University women's golfers were named to the Women's Golf Coaches Association Division I All-American Scholar Team.

Junior Casey LaBarbera (Marinette, Wis./Marinette) and sophomore Connie Ellett (Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire) joined 664 other women's golfers on the team.

Ellett, who made the WGCA All-American Scholar Team for the second straight season, boasts a 3.8 grade point average while pursuing her degree in business. She averaged 79.2 in 23 rounds of golf, which ranks third on the team. Ellett competed in 10 of the Huskies 11 events in 2013-14.

A 2014 Women's Golf Academic All-MAC Team selection, Ellett took 16th place after shooting a career-low 228, which is the eighth lowest score in school history for a 54-hole tournament at the Islander Classic. The Huskie junior tied her career-low for a single round with a 74 in the second round of the Redbird Invitational and carded a 157 at the Bradley Invitational, a season low for a 36-hole event.

LaBarbera, a biology major, has made the WGCA All-American Scholar Team for the third consecutive season. She maintains a 4.0 GPA while averaging an 81.5 in 11 rounds of golf. She led the Huskies with a 13th place finish at the UMKC Invitational after carding a 232, including a second-round 74, a career low. LaBarbera took 88th in her only event of the spring posting a 260 at the MSU Ocala Spring Invitational.

In order to be selected to the WGCA All-American Scholar Team student-athletes must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.

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