July 10, 2012. For a second-straight season, Appalachian State University women’s golfer Rumbidzai Masamvu (Harare, Zimbabwe/Dominican Convent) notched All-American Scholar Team honors from the National Golf Coaches Association, the organization announced on Friday.
Golfers must hold a cumulative 3.50 grade point average through the 2011-12 season to be considered for the team.
Academic accolades are nothing new to the risk management and insurance major. Masamvu is a constant fixture on the ASU and Southern Conference honor rolls after earning NGCA honors last season as well. She earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in the fall as well.
The junior led Appalachian with a 77.46 stroke average over 26 rounds in 2011-12. She racked up seven top-10 finishes on the year, including second place at the Dayton/Hilton Head Invitational and sixth place in April’s Southern Conference Tournament. Her single-season average was the third-best in program history and her career 78.15 stroke average ranks second in the ASU record book.
Masamvu is one of only 13 SoCon golfers to earn the honor and one of 585 NCAA student-athletes to be named to the team across all three divisions.
Head coach Heather Brown’s squad returns the top five scoring leaders for the 2012-13 season.