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Golfer Holly Glover Named Woody Hayes National Scholar-Athlete
January 11, 2006

Courtesy UMHB Sports Information

BELTON, Texas — University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women's golfer Holly Glover (Breckenridge, Texas/BHS) has been named NCAA Division III female winner of the Woody Hayes National Scholar-Athlete Award for 2004-05. Glover, who graduated from UMHB in August, is the first UMHB student-athlete to win the honor.

The Woody Hayes National Scholar Athlete Awards are presented to the outstanding man and woman in each of the collegiate divisions for demonstrated excellence in academics, athletics and community service. The University and Northwest Sertoma Clubs of Columbus, Ohio, are making the presentations for the 19th year.

"We are very proud of Holly and she is a great example of the outstanding student-athletes our programs can produce," UMHB Vice-President for Athletics Ben Shipp said. "Holly has been a leader on the course, in the classroom and in the community and she has made a lasting contribution to this university, our athletic department and our women’s golf program in particular."

Glover was a two-year letter winner for the UMHB women’s golf program and she capped her senior season (2005) by winning NCAA Division III Women’s Golf National Player of the Year honors from the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA). Glover was also selected as the 2004-05 American Southwest Conference Female Athlete of the Year. She was named First Team All-America and First Team All-Region V by the NGCA. Glover helped lead UMHB to a second-place finish at last spring’s NCAA Division III National Championship after placing second individually at the national championship with a 72-hole total of 79-78-74-76=307. Glover was the ASC Championship Tournament medalist and posted a record-breaking 12-stroke victory in the conference tournament. Glover set the UMHB season record with a 78.6 stroke average. Glover was a two-time ASC All-Conference selection

Glover also excelled in the classroom, becoming the first UMHB athlete to earn ESPN The Magazine Academic First Team All-America honors. Glover was named NGCA All-American Scholar-Athlete, ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI First Team and ASC All-Academic in 2005.

Glover served as the secretary for UMHBs Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and was a member of Alpha Chi and Phi Alpha Theta honor societies. She participated in the UMHB’s FOCUS bible study and the UMHB chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She participated in Hope for the Hungry, Habitat for Humanity and Toys for Tots community programs, and gave volunteer golf lessons to area junior golfers.

"I am very excited for Holly to win this honor," Lady Crusaders head coach Darla Kirby said. "She has meant so much to our program and has accomplished so much on and off the course. It is nice to see those accomplishments recognized and she is a very deserving winner."

The 19th Annual Woody Hayes National Scholar-Athlete Awards will be presented at a banquet in Columbus, Ohio on January 27. The other 2004-05 honorees include: Luke Johnson, University of Southern Mississippi football (Division I man), Jessica Ring, University of Wisconsin soccer (Division I woman), Jason Koch, St. Cloud State football and track (Division II man), Amanda Stevens, Mount Vernon Nazarene volleyball (Division II woman), and Santo Maimone, Case Western Reserve University football (Division III man).

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