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Trio Earns WCGA All-American Scholar Honors

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 07/01/2013
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CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Miami Hurricanes golfers Carina Cuculiza, Christina Ocampo and Laura Hendee were named to the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar Team. A total of 644 women’s collegiate golfers across Divisions I, II and III were recognized with this prestigious honor.

The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics, including a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.

Both Cuculiza and Ocampo were named to the 2013 All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf Team released last week.

Cuculiza, a junior finance major, appeared in 10 of Miami’s 12 tournaments in 2012-13, finishing the season fourth on the team with a 77.45 scoring average. The Managua, Nicaragua, native posted a pair of top-25 finishes at the Florida Challenge and Sir Pizza Terrapin Challenge.

Ocampo, a freshman international finance major, was one of three Canes to compete in all tournaments, while appearing in the starting lineup 11 times. The Delray Beach, Fla., product finished third on the team with a 76.81 scoring average in 32 rounds. She posted two top-15 finishes, including an eighth-place showing at the Sir Pizza Terrapin Challenge.

Hendee, a freshman marketing major, started 11 tournaments, posting a 79.63 scoring average through 32 rounds. The Tampa, Fla., native carded a par of top-15 finishes, including an eighth-place finish at the Sir Pizza Terrapin Challenge. She also tied for 12th at the Florida Challenge.

Both Cuculiza and Ocampo participated at the 2013 NCAA West Regional, Miami’s first NCAA postseason trip since 2005.

For the latest information, follow the Miami Hurricanes women’s golf team on Twitter, @HurricanesGolf.

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