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Kaufman Named Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Kim Kaufman earned All-Big 12 honors for the second-straight season on Wednesday.

May 1, 2013

LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech golfer Kim Kaufman was honored Wednesday for her work both on the links and in the classroom as she was named to the All-Big 12 postseason team and was also recognized as the conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Kaufman, who was an All-Big 12 selection in 2012 as well, became just the second Lady Raider all-time to be named to the conference postseason team in consecutive seasons, joining Brooke Lawrence, who earned the honor three times from 1997-99.

She was one of 10 conference golfers named to the team that was determined using the top 10 highest-ranked individuals according to the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.

Kaufman, a native of Clark, S.D., will also go down as the first-ever conference golfer to be named the Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year as the award is in its first year of existence. Kaufman, a three-time Academic All-Big 12 first team selection, has compiled a 4.0 grade-point average during her time at Tech and will graduate this May with her degree in political science.

On the course, Kaufman is averaging a team-best 72.2 strokes per round which is on pace to easily snap the school's single-season record of 72.8 set by teammate Gabby Dominguez during the 2011-12 campaign. She is averaging 74.0 strokes per round over her career, over two strokes fewer Rosalyn Kim's average that is the lowest in school history.

Kaufman will look to lead the Lady Raiders to their second-ever NCAA Championship appearance next weekend when Texas Tech opens the NCAA Central Regional, May 9-11, in Norman, Okla.



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