Kaufman is the only two-time All-American selection in golf in school history, as she was named to the honorable mention team one year ago by the WGCA and Golfweek Magazine.
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“Jerry Rawls had a vision for this course to be one of the premiere collegiate golf courses in the country and ultimately host NCAA championship events, and today his vision has come to fruition,” said Tech men's golf coach Greg Sands.
Kaufman had previously finished as the tournament runner-up three times in her career. Thunderstorms from Hurricane Sandy caused the cancellation of the last rounds of the tournament.
This monthly award is the first for Kaufman, and the first for a Lady Raider since Gabby Dominguez earned the honor in February and March of 2011.
Texas Tech's Gabby Dominguez entered the U.S. Women's Open as an amateur
The two juniors finished among the top 64 in the 156-player field to move on to match play, which began Wednesday morning, and runs until Saturday at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, N.J.
Kaufman and Dominguez finished tied for eighth at the NCAA championships, putting an end to the best two individual seasons in school history. It was the highest finish for any Tech player at the national tournament.
The Red Raiders are expected to field the youngest lineup in the three-day tournament, marking the first time in Head Coach Greg Sands’ tenure that four freshman players will play in the Championships.
First-team members have maintained a 3.2 or better GPA, and second-team consists of those with a 3.0 to 3.19 GPA for the two previous semesters.
In a tight tournament, Kaufman was unable to cut ahead of Olivia Lansing.