Three Wildcats Named All-American Scholar

July 2, 2014

K-State Athletics

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Three Kansas State women's golfers - Katherine Gravel-Coursol (GRAH-vull core-SAWL), Gianna Misenhelter and Scotland Preston - were each named to the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars team for the 2013-14 season. Some of the most stringent in all of college athletics, the 664 student-athletes named to the team from NCAA Divisions I, II and III must hold a cumulative GPA of 3.50.

Preston was honored for a second-straight year, while Gravel-Coursol and Misenhelter were first-time honorees. The three Wildcats to earn the nod are the most since K-State placed four on the squad following the 2009-10 season.

Misenhelter and Preston were both 2014 First Team Academic All-Big 12 recipients, while Gravel-Coursol, who obtained a 4.0 GPA during her freshman campaign, was named to the Big 12 Academic All-Rookie team as first-time students are not eligible for regular Academic All-Big 12 honors.

A senior from Overland Park, Kansas, Misenhelter put together a 76.32 stroke average while competing in all 11 events with a season-best seventh-place finish at the BYU Entrada Classic. Gravel-Coursol, from Mirabel, Quebec, saw time in 10 events, including a 24th-place showing at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational, while Preston, a native of Mountainside, New Jersey, was the top Wildcat during the Diane Thomason Invitational by carding a 15-over par 231.