Freshman golfer Ashley Armstrong and her teammates had the best team gpa among all Notre Dame teams during the fall of 2011.

Irish Women's Golf Turns In Record-Setting Fall In The Classroom

Jan. 16, 2012

Notre Dame, Ind. – The Notre Dame women’s golf program continues to have success both on the golf course and in the classroom as the team returns to start the spring semester this week.

After setting a Notre Dame-best mark of 3.638 during the spring semester of 2010, the women’s golfers went a step further in the fall of 2011, recording an even better 3.655 grade-point average as a team, the best team grade-point average for a semester by any squad since the University began keeping those records.

Over the past few seasons, the women’s golf program has seen its grade-point average improve in each season under head coach Susan Holt.

“Since my arrival in 2006, our coaching staff has made it a priority to recruit the best student-athletes in the country,” says Holt.

“We set academic and athletic goals each semester. Our number one academic goal is to have the highest team grade-point average. The team has done so in three of the last four semesters and has finished in the top three each semester since 2007. We have developed a culture of academic and athletic excellence and it is great to see the team rewarded for its hard work once again.

Since 2006, the women’s golf team has a 3.408 team grade-point average. In 11 previous semesters, the team has recorded just one semester below a 3.00 and since the spring of 2009, the semester grade point has gone from 3.406 to 3.655.

The fall portion of the 2011-12 season was highlighted by a second-place finish (in a field of 13) at the Hoosier Invitational held at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., on Oct. 17-18.

The Irish will open the spring portion of the schedule on March 2-4, when they participate in the Darius Rucker Invitational at the Long Cove Golf Club in Hilton Head, S.C. The University of South Carolina will serve as the tournament host.