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Baldwin Wallace’s Hamilton and Kapusta Named as NGCA All-American Scholars

Rebecca Kapusta
Brooke Hamilton

BEREA, OHIO --  Baldwin Wallace University juniors to-be-seniors Brooke Hamilton (Cleveland/ St Joseph Academy) and Rebecca Kapusta (Independence) have been named as 2011-12 National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar recipients for their efforts this past season. This is the second straight season that Hamilton has been recognized by the NGCA.

“We are extremely proud of Brooke and Rebecca,” said second-year Head Coach Alyson Campbell, who has led the Yellow Jackets to back-to-back Ohio Athletic Conference titles and a spot in the NCAA Division III National Tournament.  “Both young women have their priorities in the right place and are outstanding student-athletes.


“Both Brooke and Rebecca are excellent students in the classroom, leaders on our campus and on the golf course and exemplify the true meaning of a Division III student-athlete,” continued Campbell. They are strong role models for our younger student-athletes to emulate. The nice part is that both return next year and we look forward to their leading us to another great season.”


Hamilton, who carries a 3.95 grade average in English and philosophy, was a 2012 CAPITAL ONE Academic All-American and an NCAA Division III “Elite 89” nominee at the 2012 NCAA Division III National Golf Championships. The 2-time All-OAC and 2-time Academic All-OAC At-Large selection played in seven spring tournaments and averaged 85.71 strokes in 14 rounds of 18 holes, including tying her career-low of 79 twice at the Div. III National Tournament (third and fourth rounds). Hamilton is a member of four honor societies, the receipient of three academic scholarships and serves as a team captain. She also is a Jacket Scholar, a 2-time CAPITAL ONE Academic All-District choice and was a 2011 NGCA All-American Scholar.

Kapusta, a special education major who carries a 3.87 grade point average, was the No.3 player and averaged 86.6 strokes en route to her second straight All-OAC and second consecutive Academic All-OAC honor. She highlighted her season by shooting a career-low 77 at the Trine (Ind.) University Tournament to earn medalist and subsequent OAC Player of the Week honors. In the classroom, Kapusta is a Dean’s List student, Jacket Scholar and member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. She is a member of the Alpha Lambda and Chi Sigma Alpha honor societies, served as a lead fundraiser for the BW Dance Marathon to benefit the Glaser Foundation for Pediatric Aids, won a Leadership Award this spring that was sponsored by Student-Athlete Services, participates in the Newman Center Student Ministry, is a Student Ambassador for the admission office and is involved with the BW Chapter of Circle K International.

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