(Cover photo: Katie Mitchell, left, and Laura Restrepo make up two of the three golfers in the ACC to earn the award)
By Ira Green, University of Louisville Staff Report
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville women’s golf’s Katie Mitchell and Laura Restrepo have been selected as recipients of the 2016 ACC Postgraduate Scholarship, the league office announced on Wednesday.
The postgraduate scholarships are awarded to student-athletes that plan to pursue a graduate degree once they complete their undergraduate requirements. Those that are honored are considered to perform with distinction both inside and outside of the classroom along with their respective sport. The recipients have also demonstrated exemplary conduct in their communities. Each recipient will receive $5,000 toward their graduate education.
Mitchell holds a 3.40 grade point average. In the past two years, she has been on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (2014-15); named a Red and Black Scholar (2014-2015); on the ACC Women’s Golf All-Academic Team (2015); and, is a member of the Chi Alpha Sigma Student-Athlete Honor Society, which requires students to have a GPA of 3.40 and above.
Restrepo boasts a 3.52 GPA. Since 2012, she has earned WGCA Academic All-American Scholar accolades each year, been tabbed a Red and Black Scholar, and earned spots on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and Dean’s List. For 2014-15, she was named to the ACC Women’s All-Academic Team. Restrepo also is a member of the Chi Alpha Sigma Student-Athlete Honor Society.
This year, Mitchell has maintains a 73.31-stroke average. Over her two-year career at Louisville, she has achieved nine top-10 finishes, placing in the top five four times, and earning two individual titles. Restrepo, who boasts a 73.38-stroke average this season, has achieved 13 top-10 finishes in her career, including placing in the top five on five occasions, and four individual victories.
The Cardinals continue the spring portion of their schedule from Sunday through Tuesday at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. The three-day event is set to be held at the River Course at Rio Mar Country Club that was designed by Greg Norman.