Burnett Named Third Team Capital One Academic All-American
June 7, 2012
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina senior women's golfer Katie Burnett has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Women's At-Large Third Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the group announced Thursday.
Burnett becomes just the second Gamecock women's golfer to earn the honor, joining Adrienne Gautreaux, who was selected to the first team in 2004. She is the eighth South Carolina women's student-athlete to receive the at-large honor all-time.
A native of Brunswick, Ga., Burnett leaves South Carolina with her name spread throughout the Gamecock record book. She wrapped up her career with a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championship in May, which is the best finish ever by a Gamecock at the national championship. Burnett, a two-time second team All-SEC selection, holds the lowest career scoring average in program history (74.18). She also became the first Gamecock to post a season average below 73, finishing the year with a 72.94 stroke average.
A 2010 Golfweek All-American and a National Golf Coaches Association honorable mention All-American, Burnett led South Carolina to NCAA East Regional titles in 2010 and 2012, claiming medalist honors at the 2010 regional in Greenville, N.C. She earned a spot to compete in the 2012 U.S. Women's Open field at the Black Wolf Run Championship Course in Kohler, Wis., on July 5-8 after winning a sectional qualifier by two strokes.
Burnett, who is a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member, was South Carolina's female nominee for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year award this season and has been a two-time NGCA All-America Scholar. She was also named to the SEC Community Service Team.
The at-large team includes student-athletes from the sports of bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis and water polo.
2012 Capital One Academic All-American Division I At-Large Team
Amy Anderson, North Dakota State (Golf)
Melanie Baskind, Harvard (Lacrosse)
Elizabeth Beisel, Florida (Swimming)
Sarah Borchelt, Virginia (Crew)
Kat Ding, Georgia (Gymnastics)
Elina Eggers, Arizona State (Swimming)
Amy Glen, Vermont (Skiing)
Katie Goddard, Brown (Gymnastics)
Evgeniya Kirpicheva, St. John's (Fencing)
Jessica Lyden, Duke (Swimming)
Courtney McLane, Alabama (Tennis)
Brooke Pancake, Alabama (Golf)
Caitlin Patterson, Vermont (Skiing)
Wendy Trott, Georgia (Swimming)
Becca Ward, Duke (Fencing)