Tuesday, June 7, 2016

WGOLF: Baker University's Lindsey Mateer Named 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-American

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University senior women’s golfer Lindsey Mateer made history on Monday, as she became just the fifth athlete in Baker Athletics history to be named a 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-American, earning a spot on the College Division Women’s At-Large Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Mateer now joins the elite group of fellow Wildcats named to the list, which includes Aaron Caldwell (Men’s Track & Field), Katie Thurbon (Women’s Track & Field), Jordan Dolbin (Women’s Soccer) and Josh Rydberg (Men’s Soccer).

The at-large program for CoSIDA Academic All-America program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo, bowing, crew, field hockey, men’s volleyball and wrestling.

“The announcement of recent Baker University graduate Lindsey Mateer being named a 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-American validates Lindsey’s quality of personal character, intellect, scholarship and athlete accomplishment’s,” said Baker University head men’s and women’s golf coach Karen Exon.

“She exemplifies her teammates past and present and her accomplishment speaks volumes for the personal, academic and athlete expectations of Baker, our athletics department and golf programs. I am pleased for Lindsey and so very proud of her.”

A native of Spring Hill, Kansas, Mateer had one of the most prolific career’s in Baker women’s golf history, capturing 13 Heart of America Athletic Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week awards and helped lead Baker to three-straight Heart Conference championships 2013-15.

To be nominated for the award, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve on its team with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average and must have participated in at least 50-percent of the team’s games or tournament’s.

No student-athlete is eligible until they have completed one full calendar year at their current institution and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility.

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