In order to be a recipient of the NGCA award, the female golf student-athletes must maintain a minimum 3.50 grade-point average on the school's 4.0 scale.
Kelly managed a 3.644 grade-point average on Ball State's 4.0 scale as a sports administration major. Kelly, who graduated in May, became the first female golfer in Ball State history to advance to the NCAA Regional when she competed at the 2011 NCAA Central Regional Qualifier in Ohio. A 2011 All-MAC First-Team selection, Kelly set the Ball State record for low average in a career with a 76.42 mark.
Pruett tallied a 3.79 GPA as an exercise science major prior to her graduation last May. Her 78.78 career average is second all-time at Ball State, behind only Kelly's mark. Pruett won her first career tournament at the Ball State Cardinal Classic in the fall of 2010 with a 72-70=142.
Windlan owns a 3.705 mark as a criminal justice major and will be a senior for the Cardinals this fall. She was named to the 2011 MAC All-Tournament Team after tying for fifth at the league championships in the spring. Windlan competed in all 11 events as a junior and posted three top-10 finishes for the Cardinals.
Under the guidance of head coach Katherine Mowat, the women's golf team continues to excel academically.
In 2010-11, Ball State's women's golf team managed a 3.591 cumulative GPA, which was the best among the school's 19 intercollegiate athletic programs.
In 2009-10 four members of the team were named NGCA All-America Scholars, marking the second straight year Ball State had four student-athletes honored by the NGCA. The Ball State women's golf team tallied a 3.549 grade-point average on the school's 4.0 scale and ranked 21st in the nation in 2009-10 in the NGCA rankings of top GPA's for women's collegiate golf programs.
In 2008-09, the Ball State women's golf team managed a 3.438 cumulative grade-point average, which ranked second among the school's 19 intercollegiate athletics programs.
In 2007-08, Ball State had three student-athletes named to the NGCA All-America Scholar Team. From 2002-07, Ball State's women's golf team placed at least three student-athletes each year on the NGCA All-America Scholar Team. The Cardinals' five selections in 2005-06 were the second-highest by any Division I team.