Belles Pair Recognized as All-American Scholars

  • Katie Zielinski and Kelsey Conkright earned their second consecutive WGCA All-American Scholar recognition.
  • The pair were two of ten MIAA student-athletes recognized for the 2015-16 academic year.
  • It is the second honor for each.

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Saint Mary's College golfers Katie Zielinski and Kelsey Conkright were two of nearly 830 women's collegiate golfers recognized by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) with All-American Scholar honors for the 2015-16 academic year on Tuesday.

Student-athletes must maintain at least a 3.50 cumulative grade point average while being of high moral character and in good standing at the college making the nomination to be considered for the honor. At the Division III level, student-athletes must also compete in at least 12 rounds of golf during the academic year.

Zielinski and Conkright were two of the ten student-athletes from Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association programs to receive the distinction for 2015-16. Zielinski competed in 12 rounds for the Belles during her senior season and posted an 89.7 scoring average. Conkright had an 88.8 scoring average over 16 rounds of play during her sophomore season.

It is the second WGCA All-American Scholar honor for Zielinski and Conkright as the pair both picked up the recognition for the 2014-15 academic year.

For the full list of the 828 women's collegiate golfers from NCAA Division I, II, and III and NAIA programs to earn All-American Scholar honors, click here.