Four Wildcats Earn Academic Big 12 Honors
MANHATTAN, Kan. Three members of the Kansas State women’s golf team earned Academic All-Big 12 first team honors, while another earned second team honors.
To be named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team the students must be at least a sophomore, maintain a 3.2 or higher GPA and have competed in at least 60 percent of the team’s tournaments.
Senior Katy Heffel earned first team honors for the third straight year. Heffel, a senior from Mesa, Ariz. is majoring in Social Sciences. Heffel has competed in 34 tournaments for the Wildcats and has a 79.77 stroke average for her career. Heffel had four career top-20 finishes including a 13th place finish at the 2005 Edwin Watts Palmetto.
Senior Helene Robert also earned first team honors for the third straight year. Robert is a senior from Lac Brome, Quebec and is majoring in management. Robert has 43 career tournament appearances for the Wildcats with 78.15 stroke average for her career. Robert has 15 career top-20 finishes for the Wildcats including an individual title at the 2005 Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational.
Junior Hailey Mireles earned first team honors for the second straight year. Mireles is a junior from Garden City, Kan. and is majoring Kinesiology. Mireles has 26 career appearances for the Wildcats with a stroke average of 79.76. Mireles has notched four top-20 finishes in her career including a 14th place finish at the 2006 Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational.
Junior Kali Quick who earned first team honors last year grabbed second team honors this year by maintaining a 3.0 or higher GPA and competing in at least 60 percent of the team’s tournaments. Quick is a junior from Nampa, Idaho and is majoring mass communications. Quick has appeared in 29 events as a Wildcat with a 77.95 career stroke average. Quick has 10 career top-20 finishes including a fifth place finish at the 2004 Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational.