Two Wildcats Named All-American Scholars

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State senior @Scotland and junior Katherine Gravel Coursol were among 828 women’s golfers in the nation to be named All-American Scholars, the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) has announced.

Some of the most stringent academic requirements in all of college athletics, the 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 the third time during her four-year career, while Gravel-Coursol earned a spot on the team for the third-straight year.

A native of Mountainside, N.J., Preston closed out her K-State career by participating in eight events during the 2015-16 season, finishing with a 77.65 stroke average. A First Team Academic All-Big 12 honoree, Preston’s top finish of the year was 19th place at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational at 9-over par 225.

Gravel-Coursol, a product of Mirabel, Quebec, made big strides during his junior season when she tallied a 74.83 stroke average, almost four strokes better than her sophomore season. She finished the year with four top-20 finishes, including a sixth-place showing at the Red Raider Invitational. Also a First Team Academic All-Big 12 performer, Gravel-Coursol carded a career low 4-under par 68 in the second round of the Westbrook Invitational.

The K-State women’s golf team opens the 2016-17 season with the Minnesota Invitational, Sept. 12-13, at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn.