Churchill, Hatcher Named to Academic All-MAC Team
CLEVELAND – Marshall golfers Amber Churchill (Dublin, Ohio) and Allyson Hatcher (Wheeling, W.Va.) were named to the 2004-05 Academic All-Mid-American Conference team, as voted by faculty athletic representatives at league institutions.
The pair of Thundering Herd sophomores join nine others on the Academic All-MAC team, marking the first time in their respective careers they were so honored by the conference. Western Michigan led the way with three student-athletes on the team, while Ball State and reigning champion Kent State also placed two apiece on the squad.
Churchill, who was named to the All-MAC first team last week, owns a 3.45 GPA in the sports management and marketing program at Marshall. Hatcher, a second team All-MAC honoree in 2003-04, is a science major with a 3.82 GPA.
MAC Golfer of the Year Gabby Wedding of Kent State and MAC medalist Katie Sundberg of Ball State are among others named to the academic team.
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.