Simon Fraser's Leung Leads Women's Golf All-Academic
Estee Leung tied for fourth at the GNAC Championships. She is the lone four-time selection to the Women's Golf All-Academic Team. Photo by Shawn Toner.
Estee Leung tied for fourth at the GNAC Championships. She is the lone four-time selection to the Women's Golf All-Academic Team. Photo by Shawn Toner.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

PORTLAND, Ore. – A combination of COVID restrictions and classes kept Simon Fraser’s Estee Leung off the course for much of the season but not from the top of the leaderboard as the lone four-time selection to the 2022 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Golf All-Academic Team, presented by Barnes & Noble College.

Leung, a senior with a 3.97 GPA as a biomedical physiology major, participated in just two tournaments in 2021-22 but made the most of them. She was SFU’s leading player at the Dennis Rose Intercollegiate, tying for 13th place with a three-round score of 11-over-par 227. At the GNAC Championships, Leung proceeded to tie for third with teammate and fellow All-Academic honoree, sophomore Natasha Kozlowski, at 12-over-par 154.

Leung leads a total of 23 All-Academic Team selections and is among 11 repeat selections and eight selections to make the team with a 3.80 GPA or higher.

The All-Academic Team includes four of the five top finishers at the GNAC Championships. The list includes Western Washington sophomore Elise Sumner, who took medalist honors, and Vikings junior Megan Billeter, who tied for fifth.

Joining Billeter as three-time honorees are Montana State Billings seniors Kinsey Irvin, Tierney Messmer and Jalen Wagner; Northwest Nazarene senior Hannah Holloway and Saint Martin’s senior Katherine Swor. All five players participated in the GNAC Championships.

Messmer and Saint Martin’s junior Kathryn Crimp both made the All-Academic Team with 4.00 GPAs, Messmer as a health administration major and Crimp as a mathematics and secondary education major.

Montana State Billings led all GNAC teams with five All-Academic selections. Northwest Nazarene and Western Washington each had four selections.

To qualify for the GNAC All-Academic Teams, presented by Barnes & Noble College, nominees must be of sophomore eligibility or greater, have a minimum cumulative GPA or 3.20 or greater, be a letterwinner on their team and must be in their second year at the nominating institution. 

Presented By Barnes & Noble College

Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Kinsey Irvin Psychology Sr. 3.59 Lewistown, Mont.
Amanda King Psychology So. 3.56 Billings, Mont.
Brennan Larson Human Services So. 3.45 Roundup, Mont.
*+ Tierney Messmer Health Administration Sr. 4.00 Sidney, Mont.
*+ Jalen Wagner Health Administration Sr. 3.90 Billings, Mont.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Madison Gridley Management So. 3.55 Meridian, Idaho
*+ Hannah Holloway Political Science Jr. 3.76 Eagle, Idaho
Allison MacMillan Accounting So. 3.86 Lewiston, Idaho
Paige Vancil Political Science/
International Relations
So. 3.82 Happy Valley, Ore.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Kathryn Crimp Mathematics & Secondary Education Jr. 4.00 Ellensburg, Wash.
* Jada French Exercise Science Jr. 3.58 Ferndale, Wash.
*+ Katherine Swor Psychology & Social Work Sr. 3.88 Wailuku, Hawaii
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Natasha Kozlowski Criminology So. 3.41 Prince George, B.C.
*+# Estee Leung Biomedical Physiology Sr. 3.97 Richmond, B.C.
Kassie Muanyam Psychology So. 3.32 Nanaimo, B.C.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
#+ Megan Billeter Master’s of Business Administration Jr. 3.42 Spokane, Wash.
* Sophia Schmidt Accounting So. 3.43 Bellingham, Wash.
* Sarah Shea Business Administration Sr. 3.25 Sequim, Wash.
* Elise Sumner Communication Sciences & Disorders So. 3.23 North Tustin, Calif.
* - 2020-21 All-Academic Selection
+ - 2019-20 All-Academic Selection  
# - 2018-19 All-Academic Selection