Golf: Mattituck grad named to All-Academic team

05/28/2013 3:00 PM |
GARRET MEADE FILE PHOTO | Golfer Marie Santacroce of Mattituck, shown here practicing at Island’s End Golf and Country Club in Greenport, was named to her conference All-Academic team.

GARRET MEADE FILE PHOTO | Golfer Marie Santacroce of Mattituck, shown here practicing at Island’s End Golf and Country Club in Greenport, was named to her conference All-Academic team.

Flagler College (Fla.) sophomore Marie Santacroce of Mattituck was selected to the Peach Belt Conference’s All-Academic Women’s Golf Team, as released by conference officials last Wednesday.

The team is part of a season-long program recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of PBC student/athletes in the classroom as well as on the field. To be eligible for the all-academic team, a student/athlete must participate in at least half of his/her team’s events and be either a starter or significant contributor, achieve a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale), and complete at least one full academic year at his or her current institution. The Peach Belt Conference sports information directors oversee and select the teams.

Santacroce boasts a cumulative 3.35 grade-point average and is a psychology major at Flagler. She led the team with a 77 strokes-per-round average and had one first-place finish, three top fives and eight top 10s. She finished fifth in the conference in strokes-per-round average.

Santacroce topped the field in a dual-match against the University of Missouri-St. Louis on March 27 with a 4-over par 76. She had a season-best 36-hole score of 2-over 146 at the Lander Bearcat Invitational that was held Sept. 29 and 30. Santacroce was a PBC Presidential Honor Roll President’s Scholar last year.

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