Gustavus Adolphus senior golfer Katie Schenfeld (Indianola, Iowa) and Head Coach Scott Moe highlighted the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s women’s golf post season awards last week, as Schenfeld was awarded Player and Senior of the Year honors while Moe was named Coach of the Year.
From injuries, to the stress of classes, to the mental strain of college athletics, it is nearly impossible to predict the outcome of any athlete’s collegiate career coming out of high school. Chances are, the Indianola, Iowa native was a bit of a question mark when Scott Moe began the recruiting process. Even Jimmy “the Greek” would have found it difficult to predict that Schenfeld would go on to become one of the best Gustavus female golfers in the history of the program.
Schenfeld, a two-time MIAC Player of the Year and back-to-back individual medalist (2009, 2010), four-time All-MIAC performer, and three-time All-American, has led the Gusties to three straight MIAC Championships. This season, she notched a 78.5 stroke average, winning the conference meet with an eight over par 224. The Management and Health Fitness double major maintained a 3.78 GPA over her four years at Gustavus, earning MIAC All-Academic honors in all four seasons. The Gustavus women’s golf team finished runner-up at the NCAA Championships this spring, as Schenfeld tied for third place overall. Schenfeld was named MIAC Women’s Golf Athlete of the Week an astonishing five times in the 2010-11 season, placing in the top-10 in 10 of 11 tournaments and winning five.
In addition, the senior was also named Gustavus’ representative on the 2010-11 All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team. Members of the fifth annual All-MIAC Sportsmanship team are selected by their coaches and teammates as individuals who demonstrate ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the field of competition.
Head Coach Scott Moe takes home MIAC Coach of the Year honors after directing his squad to its third straight MIAC Championship and second place finish at the NCAA Championships. The Gusties won the conference title by 46 strokes after turning in a team score of 974. At the NCAA Championships, Coach Moe’s squad fired a 978 to finish 12 shots behind champion Methodist, as two of his athletes placed in the top-10. The Gusties finished the season with a team stroke average of 327.3, leading the league by more than 10 shots. In his eight-year tenure, Coach Moe has earned Coach of the Year distinction four times, as this is his third straight honor.