HOUSTON --- Aurora University senior women's golfer Lauren Anderson is the recipient of the Elite 90 award at the 2019 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championship. The honor is the second top honor for Anderson who also won the Elite 90 at the 2017 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championship.
Anderson, majoring in marketing, carries a 4.0 grade point average (GPA). Anderson was presented with the award during the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championship banquet on Monday night in Houston, Texas. She becomes the second Spartan student-athlete to receive the NCAA honor and third overall as she is now a two-time recipient.
The Elite 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's championships.
Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. They must be an active member of the team, traveling and a designated member of the squad size at the championship. All ties are broken by the number of credits completed.
For more information on the Elite 90 award winners, log on to NCAA.com/elite-90.
For the fourth time in five years, the Aurora University women's golf team will represent AU and the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference in the 25-team 2019 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships, held on Tuesday May 14 through Friday, May 17 at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas.