Wolte And Kirk Repeat As NGCA Scholar All-Americans

UABSPORTS.COM Junior Fanny Wolte
Junior Fanny Wolte

July 3, 2013

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Junior Fanny Wolte and sophomore Katie Kirk have been named 2012-13 NCAA Division I All-American Scholars according to an announcement by the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Tuesday.

For Wolte it marks the third-straight year being named an All-American Scholar, while Kirk takes home her second consecutive honor. It is also the ninth-straight year that at least two Pirates have been named All-America Scholars in the same year (2005-present).

"We are extremely proud of Fanny and Katie for being named Academic All-Americans again this year," said ECU Head Coach Kevin Williams. "It takes a tremendous amount of discipline, determination and hard work to achieve the academic and athletic success by these student-athletes. We miss a lot of class time due to competition, which makes this feat even more remarkable."

The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent of all college athletics. The student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.50 grade-point average and have competed in at least 50 percent (Division I) or 66 percent (Division II & III) of the institution's regularly-scheduled competitive rounds during the year.

Wolte picked up her third-straight All-Conference USA honor joining Abby Bools, Jessica Krasny, Amber Littman, Adrienne Millican and Amy Otteson as three-time honorees. The Graz, Austria native played in 11 events posting a 75.27 stroke average, which ranked third on the team. She earned league player-of-the-week honors on Apr. 16 after finishing sixth at the Marsh Landing Invitational with an even-par 216. In 34 career events, she has two career wins, three top-3, eight top-10 and 15 top-20 finishes. Wolte owns a 75.20 career stroke average, which ranks second all-time at East Carolina.



In the classroom, Wolte is a three-time C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal winner, three-time C-USA Honor Roll recipient, six-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll member and two-time C -USA All-Academic Team selection.

Kirk closed out her second year with the Pirates participating in all 12 events including her second-straight NCAA Regional, while sporting a 77.91 stroke average. The Davidson, N.C. native posted her best finish of the season at the UNCG Starmount Forest Tournament with a 14-over par 227 taking a share of 30th. In eight of her 34 rounds, Kirk posted a 75 or better with a season-low 72 at the Insperity Lady Jaguar Collegiate. Off the course she is a two-time C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal Winner, two-time C-USA Honor Roll recipient and four-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll member.

In the 13-year history of the Lady Pirates golf program, 10 golfers have tallied 27 NGCA All-America Scholar honors.

East Carolina National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars
Abby Bools (2007-10)
Colleen Estes (2008-11)
Faith Hardison (2011-12)
Jessica Hauser (2005-07)
Katie Kirk (2012-13)
Lene Krog (2006-07)
Margret Mitchell (2002-04)
Julia Strandberg (2011-12)
Michelle Williams (2005 and 2007)
Fanny Wolte (2011-13)