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Head Coach: Eric Sieger
Seasons at school: Starting 13th
Email: esieger@carleton.edu
Telephone: (507)222-4183
Fax: (507)222-5550
Alma Mater/Year: Luther College (Iowa)/1997

2012 Conference Record/finish: Second at 2012 MIAC Championships

Captains: Kelsey Moede & Taylor Wells

Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 4/1

Top Returners
Kelsey Moede (Jr./Lake Oswego, Ore.), second at 2012 MIAC Championships… Earned All-MIAC and WGCA All-Region honors… Recorded 79.95 stroke average, a new school record… Tallied nine top 10 finishes in 10 starts, and five finishes of fifth or better… She tied the 36-hole school record with her eight-over par 152 at the Division III Classic… Finished 12th at 2011 Oregon Class 6A State Championship and 16th at 2010 Class 6A State Championship, played in state tournament four straight years… Four-year varsity letterwinner and two-time all-league selection… Helped team finish fourth at state tournament freshmen year and second sophomore season.
Taylor Wells (Rochester, Minn./Century), Two-time All-MIAC and WGCA All-Region pick… First player in Carleton women’s golf history to earn the honor in her first two seasons… Her 81.32 stroke average ranks fourth on the school’s all-time list, while her 81.17 career stroke average is the lowest in school history… In 2012-13, recorded six top-10 finishes… At Wartburg Fall Invite fired a school-record eight-over par 152… Set school record at the conference tournament with her second-round, even-par 72… Owns four of the lowest 12 rounds in school history… Two-time all-state selection; Five-time Big 9 all-conference pick, twice Big 9 Champion… Four-time Minnesota Class AAA state tournament qualifier… Two-time pick to Team Minnesota for Minnesota-Wisconsin Junior PGA Cup… Finished T4th in 2010 Minnesota Jr. PGA Players Tour Player of the Year race and 9th in 2009.

Key Newcomers
Shannon Holden (Simi Valley, Calif./Royal): Three-time All-Ventura County (2009, 2011, 2012)… Two-time Ventura County Player of the Year (2007, 2008)… All-Los Angeles area second team in 2012… Four-time Royal High School Girls Golf MVP (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)…  Two-time Callaway Junior World participant (2008, 2009)… Member of 2006 World Team Youth Challenge- represented team California in Bolingbrook, Ill.
Geraldine Tellbuescher (Ashiya, Japan/Canadian Academy): Recorded top-10 finish at 58th Annual Maui Women's Golf Invitational… Won Thunderbird Junior Classic in Arizona… Also recorded victory on SCPGA Junior Tour and at Kikkor Golf Championship

Key Losses
Gina Kabasakalis (Left Team/Alameda, Calif./College Prep) 2011-12 MIAC Freshman of the Year… 2011-12 and 2012-13 All-MIAC selection and 2011-12 WGCA All-Region.

Facts/History
Entering 16th year as varsity sport, 15th with full competition schedule... Laura Knutson '11 is first Carleton women's golfer to earn all-conference honors in consecutive seasons, as she was 2008 and 2009 All-MIAC… Katrina Wood '09 named all-region and earned spot at NCAA Championships as individual qualifier in 2008… Kassie Wells '07 became first Carleton female golfer to compete at NCAA Championships, finishing 34th at the 2007 national championships… Team has produced three National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars in 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06 and 23 overall in the last 11 seasons… Carole Pushing Burch '61 was Carleton's first-ever female national champion, winning the National Women's Collegiate Golf Championship as a first-year season in 1958. She was a two-time winner of the Minnesota State Amateur Golf Tournament. She passed away in April 2003.