July 9, 2008
Kellie Holmstedt, an Eastern Washington University golfer who just finished an outstanding freshman season, has been honored as a member of the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team.
The criteria for selection are some of the most stringent in college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA to be honored is 3.50, and student-athletes must have competed in at least 50 percent of the college's regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year to be selected to the Division I list. A total of 270 Division I golfers were recognized with this prestigious honor.
Holmstedt finished her frosh campaign impressively, tying for seventh at the Big Sky Conference Championship with a 228 (71-78-79). She also earned All-BSC second team honors, placing ninth among league competitors in Golfstat.com's individual rankings.
Also, Holmstedt earned Big Sky Co-Golfer of the Week accolades after a third-place finish at the MDA Invitational from Sept. 24-25, just her second-ever tournament as a collegiate player. Her score paced the team which claimed its first tournament title since the Eagles won the Inland Empire Intercollegiate, played from Sept. 25-26, 2003.
"Kellie has always been really academic, so this is a nice honor for her," head coach Marc Hughes said. "Coupled with her All-Big Sky second team selection, she has had quite a year."