“So great,” Margot and Mitch Milias, director of women’s golf Anne Walker called. “It’s the only award at Stanford I didn’t know we were going to get. It’s incredibly difficult to get into this field as a junior or a senior and then be on the field and excel all these schools when are you at the top institution in the world? I was not sure. Think of all the travel days and the commitment we have as a team. We are a year round sport, we are not a seasonal sport. So that Brooke can do that is absolutely incredible. And being in the top 15 in the country and having the highest GPA in the entire field is hard to fathom how good that is!”
Seay entered the NCAA Championships that season with five top-10 finishes in six events. She was also invited to the Augusta National Women’s Amateur but chose the Chevron Championship (LPGA Major) where she made the cut and received Low Amateur honors.
The Elite 90, an award established by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in their sport while attaining the highest academic standard of his or her peers. The Elite 90 is awarded to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA who competes at the finals venue for each of the NCAA championships.
Eligible student-athletes are sophomores academically or higher who have participated in a sport at their school for at least two years. All ties are broken by the number of credits completed.
Seay, the first Cardinal golfer in program history to be honored, is the third Stanford student-athlete to win the Elite 90 in her sport this academic year, alongside Lexie Hull (women’s basketball) and Haley Koo (fencing) . Overall, she is the 28th Cardinal Student athlete to win the Elite 90.