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Busker among trio awarded academically at St. Catherine’s

After a historic season and trip to the NCAA Championship, the St. Catherine University golf team proved it was not only one of the top teams on the course but in the classroom as well. On Wednesday, three Wildcat golfers were named All-American Scholars.

Kaitlyn Alvarez (Eau Claire, Wis.), Madi Roe (Apple Valley, Minn.) and Sydney Busker (Detroit Lakes, Minn.) were three of the 952 female collegiate golfers to earn All-America Scholar Athletes from the WGCA Wednesday afternoon.


All three golfers have earned the prestigious honor multiple times in their careers, as Alvarez and Roe are three year recipients, and Busker has received the honor the last two seasons.

The trio also earned a multitude of honors from both the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) and WGCA during the year, thanks to historic seasons, and helped St. Kate's win the conference championship for the first time in program history.  

In order to be named a WGCA All-American Scholar, student-athletes must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.50. Student-athletes must also have attended the institution for at least one year and competed in a minimum of 12 rounds of team competition.

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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