The University of Wisconsin-Stout had two members of the women’s golf team named to the second team of the 2011-2012 All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Women’s Golf Team at the end of the fall season. Kitty Nicastro, a senior from Mondovi, Wis., and Brittany McNett-Emmerich, a freshman from Madison, Wis., received the honor. This marked the first time that a UW-Stout women’s golf team member has been selected to the All-WIAC team.
Nicastro, who will be graduating this December, finished her senior year and golf career at UW-Stout with a 10th place finish at the 2011 WIAC Championships. She hit an 88-82-86-256 on Monday, Oct. 31. Throughout the season, Nicastro posted an 84.3 per round stroke average. During the Wartburg Invitational and the DIII Classic in Lake City, Minn., she hit a season-low of 80. Nicastro was also honored by being named to the All-Sportsmanship team.
“She is a fighter and never gave up on any shot during any round over the entire year,” said Head Coach Howie Samb of Nicastro. “Our team will certainly miss her dedication and desire to do well, and the leadership she brought to the team.”
McNett-Emmerich set a school record when she shot a 73 at the Wartburg Invitational earlier this season. She tied for seventh at the 2011 WIAC Championships with an 88-83-84-255. McNett-Emmerich ended the season with an 82.9 per round stroke average.
“She is still adjusting to college golf, but she has a great career ahead of her,” said Samb of McNett-Emmerich.
Overall, the Blue Devils placed third at the WIAC Championships, a rank that is the team’s best-ever finish. Head Coach Howie Samb was also named co-coach of the year.