Geraldine Tellbuescher, Carleton

Geraldine Tellbuescher, Carleton

Ashiya, Japan / Canadian Academy

In a historic season for the Carleton women's golf team, Geraldine Tellbuescher (Ashiya, Japan/Canadian Academy) added her name to the record books while sharing medalist honors and leading her team to victory at the UW-Eau Claire Spring Invitational. Tellbuescher became the first Carleton woman, and possibly the first MIAC woman, to break 70 in a single round to rally for a first-place individual tie. For her performance, the MIAC sports information directors honored Tellbuescher with her second MIAC Women's Golf Athlete-of-the-Week award of 2014-15.

The Carleton sophomore shot an 85 over the first 18 holes and was in 25th place, 11 shots behind the leader before carding her remarkable three-under-par 69 over the final 18 holes to finish with a 36-hole total of 154 and share medalist honors with McKenzie Parks of Carthage. Tellbuescher was awarded the first-place trophy based on the tiebreaker of final round score. In the process, Tellbuescher helped Carleton shoot a 627 as a team (322-305) to win by 12 shots.

This season, Tellbuescher has a scoring average of 79.1, which ranks third in the MIAC as Carleton players occupy each of the top three spots on the leader board. She has finished in the top five three times, with five top-10s and seven top-20s in nine events. Carleton finished first in six of its eight tournament this season, and lead the MIAC with a 314.3 scoring average. Thanks to its MIAC Championship in the fall, the Knights will represent the conference in the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships May 12-15 at El Campeon Golf Course at the Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.

2014 MIAC Women's Golf Athletes-of-the-Week

DATE     NAME     SCHOOL    
5/6/2015   Geraldine Tellbuescher   Carleton  
4/29/2015   Morgan McCorkle   St. Thomas  
4/22/2015   Christine Piwnica   Bethel  
4/15/2015   McKenzie Swenson   Gustavus  
4/8/2015   Madi Roe   St. Catherine  
4/1/2015   Kelsey Moede   Carleton  
9/24/2014   Lauren Wise   Saint Benedict  
9/17/2014   Grace Gilmore   Carleton  
9/10/2014   Geraldine Tellbuescher   Carleton  
9/3/2014   Shannon Holden
  Carleton