Two Wildcats Named All-American Scholars
CORAL SPRING, Fla. - Two Kansas State women's golfers were named to the 2005-06 Division I All-American Scholar Team, the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) announced on Monday. Katy Heffel and Helene Robert both received the honor for the third-consecutive year.
A total of 371 golfers were honored from Divisions I, II and III, with 25 hailing from the Big 12 Conference. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 and participation in at least 50 percent of the regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.
Heffel and Robert are the only two seniors for the 2006-07 campaign, both of whom enjoyed success their junior seasons. Heffel notched a 79.30 stroke average while competing in all 11 events. She recorded two top-20 finishes, with her top placing coming at the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Collegiate, where she finished tied for 13th.
Robert led the Wildcats in stroke average last season with a 76.88 mark. She finished in the top-five on three occasions, including a victory at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational. Robert won the tournament in two playoff holes to become the first Wildcat individual to win an event since Christine Boucher was victorious at the Price's Give 'Em Five Challenge in the fall of 2003.
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