Kaufman Earns Third Team All-American Honors by Golfweek
Kim Kaufman was honored as a third team All-American by Golfweek Magazine Thursday.
June 6, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech senior Kim Kaufman picked up her third postseason honor of the year Thursday as she was named to the third-team All-America squad by Golfweek Magazine.
It is the second All-American honor for Kaufman this season and the fourth of her career as she was previously named a second team All-American by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) a week ago.
Kaufman, who was named an honorable mention All-American by both the WGCA and Golfweek in 2012, is the only Tech women's golfer to ever earn All-American status in more than one season.
In addition to her All-America awards, Kaufman was also honored on the All-Big 12 postseason team for the second-straight year following the conference tournament.
The Clark, S.D. native concluded her record-breaking career as a Red Raider with a 72.3 stroke average this season, which was the lowest single-season total in school history, breaking the previous mark of 72.8 set by teammate Gabby Dominguez just a year ago. Kaufman also narrowly edged Dominguez for the career record as well after averaging 74.0 strokes per round over the course of four seasons.
With Kaufman usually near the top of the leaderboard, the Lady Raiders claimed three tournament championships this season, tying the school record from the 1993-94 campaign. Tech advanced to the NCAA Central Regional, marking its fourth-straight trip to the postseason, the longest such streak in school history.
Kaufman turned in seven top-five finishes in just 12 events this season, including one tournament victory at the Landfall Tradition in late October. The tournament crown earned Kaufman the No. 1 individual ranking in Golfweek's national poll which she carried into the spring season where she remained among the top-25 players in the country.
Kaufman concluded the season ranked 22nd in the country by Golfweek and fourth among Big 12 players. She will continue her career this summer with several amateur events before turning her attention to the professional circuit.
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