Woelfel named Preseason Golfer to Watch in NSIC Preseason Coaches’ Poll

Woelfel named Preseason Golfer to Watch in NSIC Preseason Coaches’ Poll
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Woelfel named Preseason Golfer to Watch in NSIC Preseason Coaches’ Poll

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Bemidji State University women’s golf senior Katy Woelfel has been selected as BSU’s Preseason Golfer to Watch by the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference while the Beavers were tabbed to finish 10th in the NSIC Preseason Coaches’ Poll, August 23.

Bemidji State received 41 points in the poll to stand in 10th while preseason favorite, Augustana University, finished first with 121 points including 11 first place votes. Minnesota State University, Mankato came in second with 107 points and the final first place vote while Concordia-St. Paul University, Winona State University and Southwest Minnesota State University round out the top five, respectively.

Woelfel, a native of Brooklyn Park, Minn., returns to the Beaver squad for her senior season after pacing the Beavers with a scoring average of 83.3 including a low round of 78. Woelfel is a two-time NSIC All-Academic Team member.

Augustana's Emily Israelson was voted by the league coaches at the NSIC Women's Golf Preseason Golfer of the Year.  Israelson is the reigning NSIC Golfer of the Year, a three-time All-NSIC recipient (two-times on first team) and a two-time WGCA All-Central region honoree. 

The Beavers begin the fall season with three meets during September including the season opener at the Tracy Lane Memorial at the Bemidji Town and Country Club, Sept. 11-12.

NSIC Women's Golf Preseason Coaches' Poll


1. Augustana (11)


2. Minnesota State (1) 


3. Concordia-St. Paul  


4. Winona State  


5. SMSU    


6. Minot State            


7. Sioux Falls 


8. Upper Iowa


9. St. Cloud State


10. Bemidji State


11. MSU Moorhead


12. Minnesota Crookston 


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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).