Abigail Rigsby is just the second female golfer at Oklahoma Christian University to receive an Academic All-District honour.

Courtenay golfer receives academic honour

Courtenay golfer Abigail Rigsby has received an Academic All-District honour, becoming the second female golfer at Oklahoma Christian University to do so.

The Google Cloud Academic All-District 6 At-Large honour team — selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) — recognizes student-athletes for combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Rigsby, a math major at OCU, carries a 3.80 grade-point average. Individually, the junior golfer has won three collegiate tournaments, two of them this season. During her freshman year in 2017, she qualified for the national tournament.

“Despite the few health setbacks I have had, I do believe my game has improved every year I have been here,” Rigsby said, crediting the efforts of coaches Greg and David Lynn for helping take her game to the next level.

She hopes to turn pro after graduating next year.

A three-time All-Heartland Conference selection, Rigsby has helped the OCU Eagles to three tournament wins this season, a runner-up finish in the conference championship, a fourth-place finish in the West Super Regional, and the program’s first berth in the NCAA Division II Championship.

The All-Heartland consists of five schools from Texas, three from Oklahoma, and one each from Arkansas and Kansas.

Rigsby posted a stroke average of 75.48 over 27 rounds during the 2018-19 season, the second-lowest by a junior in the history of the OCU golf program. She will soon be a two-time winner of the Division II Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement Award, and three-time Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-America Scholar. She’s made the Heartland Conference Honour Roll’s President’s List in each of her six semesters at OCU.

Rigsby will be on the ballot for the CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large team, selected this month by a national committee of sports information directors. No OCU golfer has ever made this team.

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