Knight Named President of WGCA

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State head women’s golf coach Kristi Knight has been selected to serve as President of the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA), the organization announced Wednesday.

Knight, who has held the position of vice president for the past two seasons and been a member of the Board of Directors since 2011, will serve as the WGCA President through the 2018 season.

“I’m really excited to be the next President of the WGCA,” said Knight in a release by the WGCA. “It’s such a great organization filled with so many wonderful coaches and people. I’m surrounded by a great board, and I’m really looking forward to assisting the entire membership and continuing to move the WGCA forward.”

The longest-tenured head women’s golf coach in the Big 12, Knight completed her 20th season at the helm of the Wildcats in 2015-16. She has presided over 58 top-five team finishes, including 37 in the top three and eight wins. Each of the school’s top 25 team and individual rounds as well as team and individual 54-hole scores have come under Knight’s watch in addition to every team and individual record in program history.

Additionally, Knight’s pupils have accumulated 69 Academic All-Big 12 selections in her 20 years at K-State, including a school-record five in 2013 and four more this past season.

“This is a really exciting time in women’s collegiate golf,” continued Knight. “It’s probably the sport that has improved the most in the last 10 years as far as talent, ability and scoring, and it’s deeper than it’s ever been in terms of the number of good quality teams. Two years into the new match play format, we’ve had two thrilling NCAA Championships, and every year the sport is making positive strides. I’m excited about helping women’s collegiate golf continue to grow.”