PEELER MAKES GRADE AS MEMBER OF ALL-ACADEMIC GOLF TEAM

Senior Courtney Peeler has been chosen to the Southland Conference All-Academic Team in women's golf the Southland Conference office announced on Wednesday.

Peeler, who is a communication, entered the spring season with a 3.68 grade-point average. She was the total student-athlete for the Islanders. Her GPA was the second highest on the All-Academic Team to UTSA's Bruna Spengler, while her team-best 77.11 average for 18 holes, was second on the team to Rebecca Sorensen. Sorensen was named the Southland Conference Student-Athlete of the Year in golf.

On the course, Peeler was named Second-Team All-Southland Conference. She finished the season with two top-10 finishes and a three other top-15 results. Peeler completed her career with a 13th-place finish at the Southland Conference Championship, while her best tournament of the year was a seventh-place result at the UALR Lady Trojan Classic. She fired a 1-under 71 which was her best round of the season.

Academically, Peeler has been a member of Chi Sigma Alpha Student-Athlete Honor society and graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Communications. She was named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll and the Dean's List three times. While in junior college, Peeler was twice named Academic All-American.

"I am extremely proud of Courtney's selection to the Southland All-Academic Women's Golf Team," said Islander head coach Carol Blackmar. "Her hard work both in the classroom and on the golf course is showcased by this award. She will be hard to replace next year."

2010 Women's Golf All-Academic Team

Name School Class GPA Major Hometown

Rebecca Sorensen* 3 Central Arkansas Sr. 3.44 Psychology Grabo, Sweden

Courtney Peeler A&M-Corpus Christi Sr. 3.68 Communication Belton, Texas

Gabby De Reuck Texas State So. 3.64 Management George, South Africa

Randi Fischer McNeese State Jr. 3.50 Finance Twin Falls, Idaho

Bruna Spengler UTSA So. 3.83 Civil Engineering Santa Cruz do Sul, Brazil

*Student-Athlete of the Year

3Three-time academic selection