CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- Chattanooga Mocs women's golfers Maria Juliana Loza (Bucaramanga, Colombia) and Mette Kryger (Nivaa, Denmark) earned National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar honors for 2011-12. The NGCA announced a total of 585 honorees from NCAA Division I, II and III on Monday.
Loza is one of the most decorated Chattanooga student-athletes. Her career mirrors the program's commitment to establishing comprehensive excellence as the UTC standard.
Loza's 3.973 grade-point-average made her a three-time All-American Scholar. A four-year Dean's List student, she is the 2012 Dayle May Award winner for the Mocs women's athletics as the senior student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA. Maju's academic excellence has come in a very demanding discipline, Mechanical Engineering.
She is a two-time All-Southern Conference performer on the course. In 2011, she captured NCAA All-Central Regional mention for tying for eighth at Notre Dame's Warren Golf Course. Her finish is the best in school history for a women's golfer.
Kryger completed her first academic year with a perfect 4.0 GPA. She decided on her major of Communications during the academic year after beginning it undecided.
Mette competed in every event as a freshman. She was named to the SoCon's All-Freshman team finishing fourth on the squad in stroke average (78.13) while leading it in eagles with two. Her best finish was tied for 14th at the SoCon Championship.
The honor is not an easy one to attain. It requires a 3.50 GPA along with a playing component. It is the second straight year the Mocs had multiple awardees. Jordan Britt (Chattanooga, Tenn.), Yushira Budhram (Johannesburg, South Africa) and Marion Duvernay (Publier, France) joined Loza on the team in 2010-11.
WOMEN'S GOLF SUMMER UPDATE III
Kryger ends up tied for 28th at Norwegian
Kryger finished tied for 28th at the Ladies Norwegian Challenge on the Nordea Tour. Her 54-hole total of 229 was tied for ninth among amateurs in the event.
She shot rounds of 75, 75 and 79 for a total of 229. A tough final 18 dropped her from 13th at the 36-hole mark.
Duvernay ties for 11th in France
Duvernay continued her hectic summer play schedule with a tie for 11th at the 23rd annual Grand Prix de Chiberta. A final round 78 dropped her back from ninth-place where she stood after 54 holes.
Marion shot 74-73-73-78 for a 298 on the par 70 Chiberta tract. Next up is a trip to Slovenia for the International European Ladies Amateur Championship at Diners Golf and Country Club. The event is July 25-28.GoMocs.com is the official website of the Chattanooga Mocs. The Mocs can also be followed on their official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaMocs, or on Twitter, www.twitter.com/GoMocs. Find out how to join the UTC Mocs Club and support more than 300 student-athletes by clicking here.