Knight named Merrimack’s first All-American in women’s golf

photo: Jim Stankiewicz

After concluding her incredible career as Merrimack’s highest-ever finish at the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championship, graduating senior Krystal Knight has made more history after becoming the program’s first-ever Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American, as announced today.

Knight – who finished tied for 19th at last week’s NCAA DII National Championship – was slotted as an Honorable Mention All-American. She was among the top-40 golfers in the country to claim some form of All-America honor and is the first in the rich young history of the program to do so.

Knight, who became only the second student-athlete in school history to qualify as an individual for the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championship, rounded out her Merrimack tenure in 19th place at the end of last week’s national championship meet. She was slotted as high as sixth place after 18 holes and tied for seventh – just five strokes off the lead – after two rounds of play.

The Groveland, Massachusetts, native averaged 73.92 strokes over 25 rounds this season, the 13th-lowest average among all Division II golfers. She averaged a +1.96 margin versus par for the year – again ranked among the top-20 golfers nationally – and won seven events, placed in the top-five in eight tournaments and in the top-10 in 10 of them.

Knight graduates as the most decorated golfer in school history and set the single-round low record three times this year, highlighted by a five-under 67 carded in early September at the SNHU Invitational.

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