You are currently viewing historical information.
-> Return to current season <-
While we strive to provide accurate historical information, there may be some inaccuracies. If you find errors, please email them to email@example.com. Please include a source of proof (newspaper, yearbook, etc.) to support your claim.
Women's Golf Receives Conference Honors
Posted: Monday, October 20, 2008
MADISON, Wis. - Four members of the UW-Eau Claire women's golf team received All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) honors and one was named to the conference's All-Sportsmanship Team, while head coach John Means was named Coach of the Year, WIAC sports information director Matt Stanek announced today.
Freshman Katie Maurer (Forest Lake, Minn./Convent of the Visitation), who highlighted the Blugolds' run at the WIAC Championship while earning medalist honors, finishing with a total 194 strokes, and earned first team honors. Her title this year marked the sixth straight season a Blugold finished first in the WIAC Championship (Susan Karlman - 2003, Maggie Loney - 2004 & 2005, Torie Ives - 2006, Meghan Sobotta - 2007). For the fall season, Maurer led the Blugolds averaging 81.7 strokes per round and had a low of 75.
Torie Ives (Jr.-Osseo, Wis./Osseo-Fairchild) also claimed first team recognition. She finished the fall season with an 82.6 average and also had a low round of 75. At the WIAC Championship Ives tied for second place overall. Ives was also a first team choice in 2006 and a second team pick a year ago.
Lauren Gault (Fr.-Shorewood, Wis.) and Emily Swift (Onalaska, Wis.) were named to the second team for their efforts this year. Gault finished tied for 10th at the WIAC Championship, while Emily Swift tied for 22nd. Gault completed the fall with an average stroke total of 83.8 and Emily Swift averaged 85.
Katie Swift (So.-Onalaska, Wis.) earned All-Sportsmanship Team recognition, which honors individuals who displayed exemplary sportsmanship throughout the season. The team included one member from each school as selected by that school. Katie Swift averaged 90.1 strokes this fall and finished tied for 10th at the WIAC Championship.
The WIAC Coach of the Year honor was the first in Means' career. This season his team placed second at the WIAC Championship behind the efforts of one junior, one sophomore and three freshmen. It was the first time since the 2003-04 season an Eau Claire coach earned coach of the year recognition.
- KM -