Katie Detlefsen, who concluded her career with the UCF women’s golf program this spring, was honored with a spot on the Capital One Academic All-America At-Large First Team. Detlefsen recently earned her master’s degree in mass communications and had a 4.0 grade point average.
The Academic All-America honor is the second for Detlefsen, who is from Eagan, Minn. Last year, she was named to the At-Large Third Team.
Student-athletes from 13 different women’s sports – bowling, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, rowing, skiing, swimming, tennis and water polo – are eligible for the Academic All-America At-Large Teams. Detlefsen was one of three golfers on the first team.
Detlefsen has frequently been honored for her achievements both on and off the course. In May, she was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District Three At-Large Team for the second-straight year.
A month earlier, Detlefsen 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.
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 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.
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