Aleesha and Johnna Holden named to NGCA All-American Scholar teamJuly 6, 2012 Lawton, Okla. -- The National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) announced today that Cameron’s Johnna Holden and Aleesha Holden of the women’s golf team have been named to the All-American Scholar team.
Requirements for consideration include a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 and competing in 66% of the team's tournaments during the year. A total of only 585 women’s collegiate golfers in NCAA Division I, II, and III were recognized with this honor.
This is the second year in a row that both Johnna and Aleesha have been named to the All-American Scholar team by the NGCA.
“The classroom is important to us as is the golf course and it’s real important we have strong academics as well. These two ladies made it last year and made it again this year,” said head coach Rick Goodwin. “They had to do well in the classroom in the spring to get there and the pressure was there and they came through.”
Johnna Holden as a junior played in six tournaments for the Aggies last season. In her career, Holden had a career best finish in spring of 2011 at the Pepsi Lion Invitational placing 21st and her lowest round came in the fall of 2010 at the Mahogany-UCO Classic with a 77.
Aleesha Holden in her sophomore year competed in all 10 tournaments for Cameron in 2011-12 with her best finish coming at the Lone Star Conference Championship in Trophy Club, Texas placing 22nd. She has finished with a career best round of 77 twice at the Oklahoma Intercollegiate this last season and at the 2011 LSC Championship.
The National Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women’s collegiate golf coaches. Today, the NGCA represents nearly 500 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.