Women's Golf History

The 2009-10 season will mark the 30th season of women's golf at K-State. And head coach Kristi Knight has been as the helm for half of the program's existance as she enters her 15th season at Kansas State. Knight came to K-State as the school’s first full-time women’s golf coach in the fall of 1995 after playing at the University of Oklahoma. 
Knight has guided the Wildcats to six collegiate wins and its highest-ever Big 12 finish in 2009 when they placed fourth. The first tournament victory was at the Northern Iowa Classic, Sept. 23, 1996. The Cats then waited five season to claim their next win at the Sunflower Showdown on September 26, 2001. The Wildcats also tallied a victory that spring at the Mountain View Collegiate, March 24, 2002, before tallying their second-consecutive Sunflower Invitational title in 2002. Kansas State was then victorious at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational on Oct. 13-14, 2003. K-State also took the trophy at the Texas A&M Mo'Morial March 1-2, 2004.

Since her arrival in 1995, the Wildcats have placed in the top five at 43 tournaments and in the top three 23 times. Under Knight, Trisha Hoover finished in a tie for eighth place at the 1996 Big Eight Championships, K-State’s first all-conference women’s golfer.  Christine Boucher finished second in the Big 12 Conference Championship in 2002, the highest ever for a Wildcat in a conference championship and grabbed Second Team All-Big 12 honors. She was named to the first team in 2003, and in 2004 Boucher was named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year.