ELMHURST, Ill. – The Summit League announced its 2012-13 all-league golf teams at the awards banquet Sunday, prior to the start of The Summit League Golf Championships in Keller, Texas. The awards were based on Golfstat rankings heading into the championship tournaments.
Kansas City landed three golfers on the men's first team in Nathan Hughes, Korbin Kuehn and Antoine Rozner. Kuehn earns his second career first team all-league honor after recording a 73.80 stroke average heading into the championships. Hughes garners his first career award after registering three top-five finishes this season. He has a 73.87 stroke average entering tournament play. Rozner carries a 73.37 stroke average and collected a low round of 69 this season at the Memphis Intercollegiate and the Bill Ross Intercollegiate.
North Dakota State's Nathan Anderson leads the league with a 71.65 stroke average and carded a low round of 64 at the Rice Intercollegiate. The senior has a pair of first-place and second-place finishes on the year. South Dakota State's Hudson Carpenter is second in the league with a 73.04 average entering tournament play. Carpenter has two second-place finishes this season (Jackrabbit Fall Invitational, Beu/Mussatto Invitational).
Comprising the men's all-league second team are Oakland's Evan Bowser (73.31), North Dakota State's Bill Carlson (73.70), South Dakota State's Greg Fehrman (75.00) and Kansas City's Cole Chelle (75.87) and Jack Fiscus (75.40).
On the women's all-league teams, Kansas City led the way with two golfers on the first team in Emily Isaacson and Susan Kirschenman. Isaacson enters the championships with a 78.97 stroke average and a low round of 73 on the year. Kirschenman was named to the all-league second team last season and has a 78.41 average on the year.
North Dakota State's Amy Anderson earns her fourth consecutive first team distinction after leading the league with a 72.62 average. The senior placed in the top-four in all 10 tournaments this year and won four individual titles. She also surpassed the NCAA record, according to Golf World, of 17 career titles set by former San Jose State and current LPGA golfer Juli Inkster earlier this season and currently has 19 career titles. South Dakota State's Morgan Fitts is second in the league with a stroke average of 77.43 and earned second-place honors at the Jackrabbit Fall Invitational. Oakland's Alanna Gerber (78.21) ranks third in the league in average entering tournament play and carded a low round of 73 at the Jackrabbit Invitational.
The women's second team consists of Kansas City's Taylor Fisher (80.04), Oakland's Kassandra Komma (78.67) and IUPUI's Ana Fernandez de Mesa (79.56), Lauren Kuss (78.38) and Yuri Otsuka (79.08).
The 2013 Summit League Golf Championships take place Monday – Wednesday at the Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club in Keller, Texas. Live stats will be provided through Golfstat, and updates available via Twitter @summitchamps.
2012-13 All-Summit League Golf Teams
Men's First Team
Nathan Anderson, North Dakota State, Sr.
Hudson Carpenter, South Dakota State, Jr.
Nathan Hughes, Kansas City, Jr.
Korbin Kuehn, Kansas City, Sr.
Antoine Rozner, Kansas City, Fr.
Men's Second Team
Evan Bowser, Oakland, Fr.
Bill Carlson, North Dakota State, So.
Cole Chelle, Kansas City, Jr.
Greg Fehrman, South Dakota State, Sr.
Jack Fiscus, Kansas City, Jr.
Women's First Team
Amy Anderson, North Dakota State, Sr.
Morgan Fitts, South Dakota State, Sr.
Alanna Gerber, Oakland, Sr.
Emily Isaacson, Kansas City, Jr.
Susan Kirschenman, Kansas City, So.
Women's Second Team
Ana Fernandez de Mes, IUPUI, Fr.
Taylor Fisher, Kansas City, Sr.
Kassandra Komma, Oakland, Jr.
Lauren Kuss, IUPUI, Sr.
Yuri Otsuka, IUPUI, So.
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Entering its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 144,000 at nine universities, four of which are located in top 58 U.S. metro populations (Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City and Omaha). Member institutions include: Fort Wayne (Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), Kansas City (University of Missouri-Kansas City), Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), North Dakota State University, Oakland University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced 54 All-Americans, 37 Academic All-America selections and seven NCAA Championships. For more information about the league and its history, visit www.thesummitleague.org to "See The Summit" or follow on Twitter @thesummitleague.