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NC's Rachel Kuehn named Girls' Golf Athlete of the Year

Tuesday, June 11, 2019  
Posted by: Mattie Potter
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The National High School Coaches Association (“NHSCA”) is pleased to announce Rachel Kuehn of the Asheville School in Asheville, North Carolina as its National Senior Girls’ Golf Athlete of the Year.

Kuehn won her third consecutive North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state championship last fall. Kuehn won the tournament by one stroke, posting a two-day score of 138 (67 — 71).

Kuehn won the 2018 North Carolina Amateur Championship and is a three-time All-State honoree. She was honored by USA TODAY as a first-team All-USA member for the 2017-18 school year. Kuehn represented the Dominican Republic in at the 2018 World Amateur Team Championship in Ireland.

Kuehn has accepted a scholarship to play golf at the University of Wake Forest where her mom also played college golf.

“Rachel is an excellent example what this award stands for,” said Eric Hess, Executive Director of the NHSCA. “She has excelled as much in the classroom as she has on the course. We congratulate her on an outstanding high school career and wish her success at Wake Forest.”

Kuehn is the second North Carolina athlete to win the NHSCA National Senior Girls’ Golf Athlete of the Year Award. In 2009, Courtney Gunter of Porter Ridge High School won the award.

Throughout June, the NHSCA will be announcing the 2018-2019 Athlete of the Year honorees in 20 boys’ and girls’ sports. This marks the 20th consecutive year the NHSCA has honored achievers within the high school athletic community nationwide.

Each of the honorees will receive a beautiful plaque. In addition, the Athlete of the Year honoree will be displayed in the National High School Digital Sports Hall of Fame that is currently under development.

Past selections for Senior National Girls’ Golf Athlete of the Year:
2018 – Presley Baggett – Germantown HS, Mississippi
2017 – Kaitlyn Papp – Lake Travis HS, Texas
2016 – Allisen Corpuz – Punahou HS - Hawaii
2015 – Madison Odiorne – Summit HS , Oregon
2014 – Maddie Szeryk – Allen HS, Texas
2013 – Jessie Sindlinger – Charles City HS, Iowa
2012 – Megan Blonien – Altus HS, Oklahoma
2011 – Aurora Kan – Chichester HS, Pennsylvania
2010 – Jenny Shin – Torrance HS, California
2009 – Courtney Gunter – Porter Ridge HS, North Carolina
2008 – Wesley Graham – Spruce Creek HS, Florida
2007 – Ester Choe – Cactus Shadows HS, Arizona
2006 – Morgan Pressel – St. Andrews School, Florida
2005 – Mari Chun – The Kamehameha School, Hawaii
2004 – Amie Cochran – West Torrance HS, California
2003 – Mandi McConnell – Grand Blanc HS, Michigan
2002 - May Wood – The Baylor School, Tennessee
2001 – Sarah Sparks – East Noble HS, Indiana
2000 – Christine Hentzner – Bishop Gorman HS, Nevada

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