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Dominguez, Kaufman Named to All-Big 12 Golf Team

Kim Kaufman

Kim Kaufman

Gabby Dominguez (left) and Kim Kaufman (right) were named to the All-Big 12 Golf team Thursday.

May 3, 2012

LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech junior women's golfers Gabby Dominguez and Kim Kaufman were both named All-Big 12 selections Thursday, marking the program's first all-conference honorees since 2000.

Only three Tech golfers in school history had previously been recognized on the All-Big 12 team with Jamie Vannoy being the most-recent after her second-team selection in 2000.

Dominguez, the 45th-ranked player in the country according to the latest Golfweek rankings, leads the Lady Raiders with a 72.8 stroke average that is currently on pace to snap her own school single-season record of 74.6 from her 2009-10 freshman campaign.

The Chilton, Texas native has finished in the top 10 in eight of 11 events this year, including one medalist honor at the Texas State Challenge. Dominguez was recognized as the Big 12 Golfer of the Month for both February and March, marking the first time any Tech golfer, male or female, had garnered the award in consecutive months.

Kaufman, meanwhile, is currently ranked 62nd in the country by Golfweek after posting a 73.1 stroke average through all 11 events. She has finished in the top 10 six times this year and among the top 20 in all but two tournaments.

The Clark, S.D. native has come close to claiming her first individual title twice this year with two second-place finishes that are part of four top-five performances.

A total of six schools placed student-athletes on the All-Big 12 team with Baylor, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech leading the way with two golfers each. The team was selected using the top 10 highest-ranked players according to the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings following the Big 12 Championship last weekend.

The Lady Raiders return to the links in just over a week as they tee off at the NCAA West Regional on May 10. The three-day tournament is being held at the Colorado National Golf Club in Erie, Colo.



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