(MSUB Athletics release)
CORAL SPRINGS, Florida – Recent Montana State University Billings graduate Bailee Dexter has been recognized as a Scholar All-American for the 2017-18 season, announced by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association on Tuesday.
A four-year standout for the Yellowjacket women’s golf team, Dexter earned academic all-Great Northwest Athletic Conference honors for the third straight season, and was an academic all-district selection for the second straight year recognized by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
“Bailee is very deserving of this great honor,” commented MSUB head golf coach Kevin Woodin. “She consistently put forth an outstanding effort both in the classroom and on the course. She led by example, and was a pleasure to coach.”
A total of 1,011 collegiate women’s golfers earned the honor, with the requirement being a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher. A native of Townsend, Montana, Dexter maintained a stellar 3.97 GPA while completing her bachelor’s degree in English this spring.
Not only leading the team in the classroom, Dexter was the top golfer for the squad over the last two seasons. This spring she tied for the team lead with a scoring average of 80.2 strokes per round and competed in all nine events and 17 rounds for the team.
Her senior season was highlighted by a victory at the Yellowjacket Spring Invitational, as she won the event hosted by the Yellowjackets on April 17 at Lake Hills Golf Club. Dexter’s best round of the year was a 71, which was one stroke away from tying the MSUB school record of 70 held by Hall of Famer Kalli (Stanhope) Allen.
Dexter was one of just two players from the GNAC selected to the Scholar All-America squad, joining Simon Fraser University’s Laura Jones.
This is the second straight season MSUB has had a Scholar All-American in golf, as 2017 graduate Connor Miele received the award a year ago.