PISCATAWAY, N.J. (July 16, 2012) –Rutgers graduate Elisa Mateer (Marmora, N.J.) has been named a 2011-12 National Golf Coaches Association Division I All-America Scholar. Mateer, who earned an undergraduate degree in psychology this past May with a 3.606 cumulative grade point average, is presently working towards a master’s degree in education “On the Banks.”
A four-year letterwinner, Mateer was cited as a BIG EAST Academic All-Star in each of her seasons with the Scarlet Knights. She competed in 31 career collegiate events, playing 70 rounds.
The New Jersey native and Ocean City High School graduate played in all nine tournaments during her senior campaign. She placed tied for 16th out of 97 players at the Rutgers Invitational, played October 14-15, with a 158 (78-80). Mateer finished tied for 23rd at the Lehigh Invitational on October 22-23 and carded a 76 round at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational in November.
The criteria for selection to the NGCA All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50. Founded in 1983, the NGCA 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.