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BYU golf: Hammer and Atkinson earn West Coast Conference All-Academic honors

By Chris Scheitinger

For the Deseret News

Published: Friday, April 12 2013 5:36 p.m. MDT

PROVO, UtahJordan Hammer and Lauren Atkinson were named to the 2012-13 West Coast Conference Men’s and Women’s Golf All-Academic Teams, the league announced Friday.

Hammer, a junior studying general business, claimed honors for the second straight year earning a 3.41 cumulative grade point average. He qualified for the distinction by maintaining a minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA, while also participating in at least 50 percent of the team’s tournaments.

With two top-20 finishes on the season, Hammer’s contributions have helped BYU to a strong spring season. His best finish on the year came at the North Ranch Intercollegiate, where he shot a three-over 216 to tie for fourth place on the individual leaderboard.

Atkinson, a sophomore studying comparative literature, received her first WCC All-Academic Team honor after earning a 3.56 cumulative grade point average. She competed in eight tournaments for the Cougars this season, including two tournaments as an individual competitor.

Her best finish on the season came at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational, where she shot a 16-over 232 to tie for 33rd place. The Bow, Wash., native distinguished herself as an All-Academic team member by maintaining a minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA, while also participating in at least 50 percent of the team’s tournaments.

The BYU men’s and women’s golf teams will compete in the West Coast Conference Golf Championships on April 15-17 in Bremerton, Wash. Follow the three-day tournament live on golfstat.com.

Chris Scheitinger is a student at Brigham Young University studying Public Relations. Contact him at cscheitinger@gmail.com

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