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Trio Of NNU Golfers Earn Academic All-District Honors
Emerson (left) and Evarts (center) led the NNU men to its first NCAA regionals appearance. Entenman helped lead the NNU women to a second-place GNAC Championships finish. Photos by Ron Smith.
Emerson (left) and Evarts (center) led the NNU men to its first NCAA regionals appearance. Entenman helped lead the NNU women to a second-place GNAC Championships finish. Photos by Ron Smith.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

AUSTIN, Texas – After a pair of solid golf seasons for Northwest Nazarene programs, a trio of Nighthawks have been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America’s (CoSIDA) Division II Academic All-District 8 At-Large Teams.

Senior Isaac Emerson and sophomore Cole Evarts were among the 14 players named to the men’s at-large team while junior Taylor Entenman was among 10 selected to the women’s at-large team.

In addition to the three NNU golfers, Alaska senior skier Sage Robine and junior skier Catherine Reed-Metayer were selected to the women’s at-large team. The at-large programs recognize student-athletes in NCAA championship sports that do not have their own teams in the CoSIDA Academic All-America program.

Emerson and Evarts both played key roles in a season that saw Northwest Nazarene make its first appearance at the NCAA regionals. Emerson, who has a 3.78 GPA as a management major, earned Second Team All-GNAC honors after finishing second for the Nighthawks with a 76.1 stroke average. He had two top-10 finishes on the season, led by his second-place finish at the LC State Warrior Invitational in March. For his four-year career, Emerson has a 77.3 stroke average in 78 rounds with seven top-10 finishes and five top-five finishes.

Evarts, who has a 3.90 GPA as a financial economics major, finished the season with a 77.2 stroke average. He compiled two top-10 finishes and was the Nighthawks’ top finisher at the GNAC Championships, tying for eighth with a score of 223. In two seasons at NNU, Evarts has a 78.6 career stroke average over 18 rounds.

Entenman, who has a 3.94 GPA as an accounting major, was one of five NNU players to earn Second Team All-GNAC honors. She finished seventh in the GNAC with a stroke average of 82 in 10 rounds with two top-10 finishes. Entenman tied for ninth place at the GNAC Championships, carding a score of 161, to help lead the Nighthawks to a second-place finish. Over her three seasons at NNU, Entenman has an 81.6 stroke average in 37 rounds with six top-10 finishes and three top-five finishes.

With their selections to the Academic All-District Teams, the three Northwest Nazarene golfers and two Alaska skiers are eligible for selection to the Academic All-America At-Large Teams, which will be announced on August 5.

Nominees for the CoSIDA Academic All-America program must be of sophomore eligibility or greater, must be in their second year at the nominating institution, must be a starter or important reserve for their team and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or greater. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, student-athletes were nominated based on career statistics rather than statistics from just this season.

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