CORAL SPRING, Fla. – The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) announced the All-Scholar Team GPA Award on Wednesday and Dartmouth finished fifth in the nation across Division I, II and III.

The Big Green’s GPA of 3.741 for the academic year ranked second amongst Division I programs, behind only Alabama.

The annual award is based on the average GPA for all of the members of the women’s team for a specific year. If a transfer student leaves after the fall semester or comes in the Spring semester, she must be included. The GPA should be based on the current year only and is not a cumulative GPA. The WGCA will recognize the one university that has the highest team GPA with a plaque. The remaining top 25 receive a certificate.

Dartmouth received recognition from the WGCA for the first time since the 2008-09 campaign when it finished 25th in team GPA. This season marked the third straight in which an Ivy League team was honored as the Big Green followed in the footsteps of Harvard (2011) and Brown (2012).

Lee University won the award for the third straight season, with Findlay finishing second, just ahead of the Crimson Tide and Angelo State, respectively.

The academic accolades keep pouring in for the 2012-13 Dartmouth women’s golf team as this announcement comes on the heels of five members of the squad earning Al-American Scholar honors from the WGCA.