Four Kansas State Women's Golfers Named to Academic All-Big 12 First Team
DALLAS, Texas - Four Kansas State women’s golfers were named the the 2005 Academic All-Big 12 First Team, the Big 12 Conference announced Tuesday. Sophomore Katy Heffel and Helene Robert and seniors Sarah Heffel and Stephanie Limoges were four of the 37 student-athletes to be honored. Only Nebraska placed more golfers on the honor roll, as six Huskers were named to the first team.
Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services and media relations offices, the women’s golf academic all-league squad consists of 31 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.
Sophomore Katy Heffel has competed in eight of the 10 scheduled events for the Wildcats this season. She averages 79.3 strokes on the spring and got her first top-20 finish in March, as she tied for 15th at the Mountain View Collegiate with a career-best 220.
Robert leads the Wildcat squad with a 77.5 stroke average on the year, including three top-20 finishes. She tied for fifth at the season-opening Ptarmigan/Ram Fall Classic, tied for 14th at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational and, most recently, tied for 20th at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic with a 231.
Sarah Heffel has competed in all ten tournaments for the Wildcats and averages 80.1 strokes on the year. Heffel has been named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team for three consecutive years.
Also for the third time, Limoges appears on the Academic All-Big 12 first team. She has competed in five events for the Wildcats this season and tied for 35th at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational.
The Wildcats will compete at the 2005 Big 12 Conference Women’s Golf Championship April 22-24 at the University of Texas Golf Club in Austin, Texas. For complete coverage of Wildcat women’s golf, please visit Kansas State’s website at www.kstatesports.com.