Kaufman Named to All-America Squads for Second-Straight Year|
Kim Kaufman was named a second team All-American Wednesday by the Women's Golf Coaches Association.
May 29, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas - Kim Kaufman's record-breaking senior season earned the Texas Tech golfer second team All-American honors Wednesday as determined by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).
The honor made Kaufman the only two-time All-American selection in school history as she was named to the honorable mention team a year ago by both the WGCA, formerly known as the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA), and Golfweek Magazine.
It also marks the highest honor ever bestowed on a Tech women's golfer as previous All-Americans Brooke Lowrance (1996) and Gabby Dominguez (2012) were honorable mention recipients as well.
"This is an incredible honor for Kim," Tech head coach JoJo Robertson said. "She had a great final year that included getting her first win and being ranked No. 1 in the country. Now she can be the first player at Texas Tech to call herself a two-time All-American. She has meant so much to our program and I know we will be seeing much more of her on the professional level."
Kaufman wrapped her illustrious career in scarlet and black with a 72.3 stroke average this season, which broke Dominguez' previous school record of 72.8 set just a year ago. She also narrowly edged Dominguez for the career record as well after registering 74.0 strokes per round over the course of four seasons.
Tech's trip to the NCAA Central Regional was its fourth-straight postseason selection with Kaufman in the lineup, the longest such streak in school history. Kaufman, along with Dominguez, advanced past the regional round in 2012 to turn in an eighth-place performance at the NCAA Championships, the highest finish in school history at the national tournament.
After a successful summer on the amateur circuit, Kaufman turned in seven top-five finishes in just 12 events this season, including one medalist honor at the Landfall Tradition in late October. The tournament victory earned her a No. 1 ranking in the country by Golfweek heading into the spring schedule where she would remain among the top-25 players in the country.
Kaufman has a chance to add to her awards collection as Golfweek will announce its All-American selections in the coming weeks