“The Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin(GCAW) has announced thatAllison Chomniak, Lauren Lauterbach, Lauren Reed, & Jessica Yost of Arrowhead High School are Academic All-State honorees for the girls’ golf season that just concluded. Students are nominated by GCAW member coaches if they meet the following criteria: 1) A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25, 2) participation in at least 75% of their team’s varsity matches, and 3) are at least a sophomore in high school. These four young ladies are student-athletes who serve as a great examples to others, proving that academic and athletic successes are not mutually exclusive.
The coaches association believes it is noteworthy that a record 230 female golfers from around the state have been honored this year for maintaining high academic standards in the classroom while competing in varsity golf. In fact, the average cumulative GPA of this year’s honorees is an exceptional 3.776. It is equally impressive that 17 of the top 20 finishers in the state tournament in both divisions are academic all-state honorees.
The GCAW was formed by high school golf coaches in 1986 to help build Wisconsin's reputation for developing quality junior players by promoting golf in our schools and communities. Besides honoring both boys and girls who succeed as student athletes, the association also selects an annual All-State team for boys and girls based on their playing ability. On March 1, 2012 a newly established award honoring the high school team with the highest cumulative GPA was also begun.