Coors named Academic All-America® of the Year, duo earn First Team honors

Coors named Academic All-America® of the Year, duo earn First Team honors

CoSIDA Release

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo women's golf senior Marie Coors was named College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Women's DII At-Large Academic All-America® of the Year, while also being named to the DII At-Large Academic All-America First Team along with fellow Lion Marine Beugre-Guyot of women's tennis, as announced by the CoSIDA office on Wednesday afternoon.

Coors, the Women's Golf Coaches Association Division II Golfer of the Year and a First Team All-American, captured the individual championship at the 2017 NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championship in May, after carding a seven-over 295 over 72 holes. She finished the season with a 72.16 stroke average over 32 rounds and had the lowest stroke average of any Division II women's golfer.

The Gross-Zimmern, Germany, native earned First Team All-SSC honors. She also won the NCAA Elite 90 award for the 2017 NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championship for having the highest grade point average of any competitor in the national championship. Coors also was a 2015-16 First Team At-Large Academic All-America honoree.

Coors was the recipient of Saint Leo's Clara McDonald Olson Scholastic Excellence Award, presented to the member of the graduating class with the highest GPA attained over four years at Saint Leo University, and she graduated with a degree in economics. Coors is also one of 11 finalists the prestigious Division II Honda Athlete of the Year award.

Beugre-Guyot, a 2015-16 At-Large Academic All-America Third Team honoree, was named to the First Team following her senior campaign.

In 2017, she earned the Intercollegiate Tennis Association South Region Most Improved Player honor, which is given to a senior. Beugre-Guyot, who played No. 3 singles for most of her junior year, was elevated to the No. 1 singles spot and improved from Second Team All-Sunshine State Conference honors in 2016 to First Team honors in 2017. She finished 10-5 in singles, all at flight No. 1. She was also a 2016 ITA All-American.

The native of Brou sur Chantereine, France graduated from Saint Leo with a degree biology in April.

Coors is the second Academic All-America of the Year in Saint Leo history. Marcus Ruh was named the Academic All-America of the Year for DII Men's Basketball in 2012-13. Coors and Beugre-Guyot are the eighth and ninth First Team selections in Lions' history.

The at-large program for the CoSIDA Academic All-America® program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo for both men and women; bowling, crew and field hockey for women; and volleyball and wrestling for men.

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