Katie Detlefsen Earns Academic All-District Honors

May 20, 2011

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By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Katie Detlefsen (Eagan, Minn.), who concluded her career with the UCF women's golf team this spring, garnered another honor this week when she was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Three At-Large Team. Detlefsen, who recently earned her master's degree in mass communications, boasted a 4.0 grade point average.

She was named to the all-district team for the second-straight year. All-district teams are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America and recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performance athletically and in the classroom.

Detlefsen has frequently been honored for her achievements both on and off the course. Last month, Detlefsen was selected to the Conference USA Women's Golf All-Academic Team for the third-straight year. Detlefsen recently was named to the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll and garnered the league's academic medal.

A year ago, she became UCF's first women's golf Academic All-America selection. She was the 2010 recipient of the LPGA's Dinah Shore Award, a prestigious national honor given to the collegiate golfer who best exemplifies success on the course, in the classroom and in the community.

As a senior this past year, she played in all 11 of UCF's events with her best finish being an 11th place showing at the Labor Day Shootout. Her low round of the year was a 70 (-2) in the opening round of the College of Charleston's Cougar Classic.

The at-large all district team is the most difficult to earn a spot on because, instead of single-sport teams such as basketball and softball, 13 different women's sports are included for at- large consideration - bowling, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, rowing, skiing, swimming, tennis and water polo.