COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M women's golf sophomore Katerina Ruzickova received recognition by the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) as a member of its Division I All-America Team.
From Ostrava, Czech Republic, Ruzickova was selected to the second team and was honored at the NGCA Division I Awards Banquet held in Nashville, Tenn., following the NCAA Women's Golf Championship.
The selection process for this prestigious honor is quite rigorous and is determined by the NGCA Awards Committee for each Division. The Division I NGCA All-America Teams consist of 35 total players. Each team - first, second and honorable mention - consists of 11-11-13 players each. Criteria used to evaluate each player are as follows: Head to head competition, comparison with common opponents, scoring average (adjusted), place finishes in regular season events and tournament wins, and strength of schedule.
This season Ruzickova became the first Aggie to win an NCAA Regional. She turned in A&M's lowest-ever NCAA postseason score and a personal best with a 54-hole total of 3-under 213, which included a career-low and course-record round of 67. She was named 2012 All-Big 12 and to the Big 12 All-Tournament team. Ruzickova competed in 100 percent of the Aggies' rounds and led the team with an A&M sophomore record scoring average of 73.48, which ranked fifth overall in school history. She also led the team with eight top-15 finishes, including 13th at the 2012 NCAA Championship.
In addition to her NGCA All-America award, Ruzickova was named to the association's all-region team.
In her first season with the Aggies, Ruzickova was named to Golfweek's All-Freshman team and earned honorable mention All-America honors from the publication.
About the National Golf Coaches Association
The National Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women's collegiate golf coaches. The NGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the NGCA represents nearly 500 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.