The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced the 2008-09 MIAC Women’s Golf Awards as Gustavus’ Kimbra Kosak (Grand Rapids, Minn.) was selected MIAC Senior of the Year and Taylor Drenttel (Eagan, Minn.) was named MIAC Rookie of the Year. Head Coach Scott Moe was also named the MIAC Coach of the Year.
Kimbra Kosak finished her senior year with a stroke average of 82.5, which was sixth best in the conference. During her four-year career, Kosak was named 2007 and 2008 National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Honorable Mention All-America, 2006 NGCA Freshman of the Year, and three-time MIAC All-Conference honoree. In addition to earning the Division III Kim Moore Spirit Award in 2008, she is also a NGCA Academic All-American and a MIAC Academic All-Conference award winner.
Taylor Drenttel posted a 83.5 stroke average in 2008-09 with five top-ten finishes in 10 events. This spring, Drenttel placed fourth at the St. Thomas Invitational. She was also named an All-MIAC performer after finishing eighth at the MIAC Championships with at 54-hole total of 251 (+35).
Head Coach Scott Moe led Gustavus to the program’s first MIAC Championship in October. After finishing second to St. Thomas the previous four seasons, the Gusties posted a nine-stroke victory at the championships. Moe, in his sixth season, had four players finish in the top ten at the championships and earn All-MIAC honors. Moe’s Gusties are currently fourth after two of four days at the NCAA Championships in Port St. Lucie, Fla.