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Charlottesville, VA – Virginia women’s golfers Nicole Agnello and Lauren Greenlief have been named to the 2010 National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team. It marks the seventh consecutive year at least one Cavalier golfer has been honored by the organization. Agnello and Greenlief are two of nearly 500 golfers from the Division I, II and III ranks to earn the distinction.

The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent of all college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50 and student-athletes must have competed in at least 50 percent (Division I) or 66 percent (Division II & III) of the college’s regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.

Agnello (Longwood, Fla.) was a freshman last season and is pursuing a degree in Kinesiology. Greenlief (Oakton, Va.) was a redshirt freshman and is majoring in economics.

In her first collegiate season, Agnello finished third on the team in 2010 with a 75.62 stroke average. Twice she led UVa in scoring and was the team’s second-best finisher at the NCAA Championships.

Greenlief played in nine tournaments last year and helped UVa to a 13th-place finish at the NCAA Championships.

Earlier this year both players were named to the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic Golf team.

The National Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women’s collegiate golf coaches. The NGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the NGCA represents over 400 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.

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