Patz Named CAA Scholar-Athlete For Women's Golf

Breanna Patz garnered CAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year accolades.

Breanna Patz garnered CAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year accolades.

June 19, 2013

CINCINNATI - The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) announced today that Xavier's Breanna Patz has won the CAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award for women's golf, adding yet another accolade to her career achievements at Xavier.

Patz has demonstrated success both on the course and in the classroom throughout her four years. She closed her career as a Musketeer with a fourth-place individual effort in the CAA Championship, a result which helped Xavier to a second-place finish in the team standings. She was named to the all-tournament team for her efforts. Patz also earned second team all-conference honors for the third time in her career.

The native of Plainfield, Ind., is a three-time recipient of the NGCA All-American Scholar Award and is expecting to receive the honor for the fourth time in the coming weeks. She graduated in May with a 3.94 GPA in accounting and will begin pursuit of her MBA this fall. Just this year alone, Patz received the Academic Excellence Award, Achieving Senior Award, Athletic Director's Award and Dean's Award.

The CAA honors one Scholar-Athlete in each of its 22 championship sports. Nominees for the award must be a starter or important reserve on their team and must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25. The winners were selected by a vote of the media relations directors at each CAA institution.