Wildcats Named to Academic All-Big 12 First Team
Student-athletes are nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services and media relations offices. The all-league squad consists of 35 first-team members and six second-team members. To be named to the first team, student athletes must have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, while second-team members have a GPA between 3.00 and 3.19.
This year’s honor marks the second-straight year for both Heffel and Robert. Heffel has competed in all 10 of the Wildcats’ events this season and compiled a 79.47 stoke average. She had her career-best finish at the Edwin Watt/Palmetto Collegiate this past fall, firing rounds of 75-77-77229 to tie for 13th.
Robert, who was honored for the second time in her career, is currently leading the Wildcats in stroke average for the 2005-06 season with a 76.67 average. Robert has medaled twice this past season, finishing atop the leaderboard at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational and tied for third at the Mountain View Collegiate. Robert finished with a 1-under 215 at each of the tournaments.
First-time Academic honorees Hailey Mireles and Kali Quick have each participated on all 10 of K-State’s tournaments. Mireles has set career marks in every category, including a low 18-hole score of 74 at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower. She has also compiled two top-20 finishes this season with a top finish of tied for 15th at the Smith/Sunflower.
Quick currently sits in second on the team in stroke average (77.13). She leads the team with five top-20 finishes, including tying for sixth at the Chip-N Club Invitational last fall. Quick has also tied her low-round score of even-par 72 three times this season.
The Wildcats are currently competing at the Big 12 Championship April 17-19 in
2006 Academic All-Big 12 Women’s Golf Team
Name Class Major Hometown
Katy Heffel Jr. Social science
Hailey Mireles So. Kinesiology Garden City,
Kali Quick So. Open Option
Helene Robert Jr. Management Lac