NEW YORK -- Columbia University women's golfers Jane Dong and Ashley Zambito were named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team, it was announced by the organization recently. A total of 566 women's collegiate golfers were recognized around the country with this prestigious honor.

Dong and Zambito were both named to the team as a result of their impressive work in the classroom. The minimum cumulative grade point average that is considered for the team is a 3.50.

Zambito, an economics major who will enter her junior year in the fall, maintains a 3.62 GPA while Dong, who will be entering her sophomore year as a liberal arts student, boasts a 3.67 GPA.

The National Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women’s collegiate golf coaches. Today, the NGCA represents nearly 500 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.