Katie Detlefsen Earns NGCA All-American Scholar Honors

July 9, 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, picked up another honor this week when she was named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team. Detlefsen recently earned her master's degree in mass communications, and carried a 4.0 grade point average.

The spot on the NGCA All-American Scholar Team was the fourth of her career. The criteria for selection to the NGCA All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50.

In June, Detlefsen was honored with a spot on the Capital One Academic All-America At-Large First Team. A month earlier, she was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District Three At-Large Team.

At the end of her senior season, she also earned a spot on the Conference USA Women's Golf All-Academic Team for the third-straight year. Detlefsen was also named to the 2010-11 C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll and garnered the league's academic medal.

On the course, she played in all 11 of UCF's events this past season for head coach Courtney Trimble, 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.