Two area girls high school golfers are among 319 in Wisconsin who been recognized for academic achievement in the classroom.
Senior Nikki Stubbe of McFarland and senior Klairissa O’Reilly-Dye of Monona Grove both earned academic all-state honors from the Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin (GCAW) for maintaining a grade point average of 3.25.
Stubbe was regularly the Spartans lowest-scoring golfer this season. She fired a 91 at WIAA Division 2 regionals in Middleton to advance to the sectionals in Reedsburg. However, she fell short in her bid to go to state after ending up in 26th place with a score of 96.
Meanwhile, O’Reilly-Dye earned her second consecutive trip to the state tournament at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison after firing an 83 at the Reedsburg sectionals. She ended up 17th at state after a two-day total of 169.
The GCAW provides academic all-state honors to sophomore, junior and senior golfers who not only have a 3.25 grade point average but also participate in 75 percent of their team’s varsity matches and serve as an example to others.
This year’s honorees came from 96 Wisconsin high schools and combined for a cumulative GPA of 3.794.