Aug. 1, 2012
EVANSTON, Ill. – Alex Lederhausen, a senior on the 2011-12 Northwestern women’s golf team, was recognized as a member of the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) All-American Scholar Team. The Hinsdale, Ill., native received this academic award all four years at Northwestern.
To become an NGCA All-American Scholar, student-athletes must have competed in at least 50 percent of the institution’s regular scheduled competitive rounds during the year and maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.50.
Lederhausen graduated from Northwestern in 2012 with a degree in psychology. She was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and also achieved Big Ten Distinguished Scholar status for three seasons.
A four-year starter for Northwestern, Lederhausen played in 46 events. She posted two top-10 finishes during the 2011-12 season and was named Big Ten Golfer of the Week following her fourth-place finish at the Dick McGuire Invitational in September.
Lederhausen’s career scoring average of 77.05 ranks fifth in program history and she is in the record book with the third-lowest individual round score in NU history, shooting a 68 at the 2011 Big Ten Championships.
Northwestern has had at least one NGCA All-American Scholar in each of the last 15 years. Lederhausen is the third golfer in program history to win the award four times, joining Jennifer Hong (2006-2009) and Kelsey Lindenschmidt (2008-2011).
A complete list of the 2012 NGCA All-American Scholar recipients can be found at www.NGCA.com.
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