Kaufman Named a Capital One Academic All-American
Kim Kaufman was named a Capital One Academic All-American Friday.
June 8, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech women's golfer Kim Kaufman became the first Lady Raider to be named an Academic All-American Friday as she was honored on the Capital One third team.
Kaufman, a native of Clark, S.D., was honored as part of the organization's "At-Large" program that covers the sports of bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis and water polo.
She was previously selected earlier this year as a Capital One All-District 7 member with teammate Gabby Dominguez. It marked the second-straight season Kaufman had been named to the all-district team which is the first step to eventually earning All-America honors.
Kaufman was one of three Big 12 athletes honored, joining swimming and diving standouts Karlee Bispo of Texas and Texas A&M's Alyssa Conner, who were both selected to the second team.
The award continues a string of success for Kaufman lately both on and off the links as the junior also garnered the NCAA Elite '89 Award prior to the NCAA Championships for having the highest grade-point average among the 126 participants. She went on to finish tied for eighth in the four-day tournament, earning honorable mention All-America honors in the process.
Kaufman, an Academic All-Big 12 first team selection as well, recently qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship which will take place June 18-23 in Neshanic Station, N.J.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale, and have reached sophomore athletic or academic standing at her current institution.