Three Blugold Women's Golfers Honored by WIAC
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds) – Three UW-Eau Claire women's golfers were recently recognized by the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC), two being selected to the All-WIAC first team while one was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
Receiving first team All-Conference honors for the fourth time in her career was Catherine Wagner (Sr.-Austin, Minn.). She finished in second place at the WIAC Championship for the third straight year. Wagner was second on the team with an average of 80.5 strokes per round, playing 11 rounds in five tournaments. She finished in the top 10 at three tournaments, including twice in the top five. She becomes the fourth individual in program archives to secure first team honors four consecutive years.
Kate Engler (So.-Beloit, Wis./F.J. Turner) was also named a first team selection this season after earning second team honors last year. She led the Blugolds this season averaging 79.5 strokes after playing 11 rounds at five tournaments. Engler finished in the top 10 at four tournaments, including three times in the top five.
The team was determined by using the NCAA Division III GolfStat rankings immediately following the conclusion of the conference championship. A player must have completed eight rounds in order to be eligible.
Named to the All-Sportsmanship Team was Mandi Salo (So.-Hermantown, Minn.). She competed in all five tournaments this fall and averaged 88.5 strokes per round, fourth best on the team.