Just two days before hitting the courses for the Big 12 Golf Championships, six members of the men and women’s team may have an additional aid for motivation.
The conference announced Wednesday the members of the Academic All-Big 12 Golf Team, six of whom are Colorado golfers.
Freshman Taylor Doyle, sophomore Meaghan Kari and senior Julie Kim earned first team honors while senior Dominique Pytlewski and sophomore Emily Talley were awarded second team honors in the women’s team.
The quintet study a variety of subjects: Doyle is a political science major, Kari is an English major, Kim is a business management major, Pytlewski is an integrated physiology major and Talley is a history major.
An architecture major, sophomore Sebastian Heisele, earned first team honors for the men’s team.
The Buffs lead the Big 12 for the women’s honor, tied with Kansas with five golfers each.
Qualification for the awards required athletes to participate in 60 percent of the team’s tournaments while acquiring a GPA above a 3.2 for the first team and 3.0 for the second team.
Doyle, Pytlewski and Talley will be traveling to Norman, Okla. for the start of the Big 12 Championship on Friday, while Heisele joins the rest of his squad as they head south to Trinity, Texas for the men’s Big 12 Championship beginning on the same day.
Contact CU Independent Sports Editor Esteban L. Hernandez at Esteban.email@example.com.