Valparaiso University senior Kayla Krueger (Spring Lake, Mich. / Spring Lake) was recognized by the Missouri Valley Conference following the spring season for her success both on the course and in the classroom as she received MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention.
Krueger ranked second in program history in single-season scoring average at 78.07 while golfing in all 14 rounds over six events. She finished the season with the best career scoring average in program history at 81.21. The senior led the team in four out of six tournaments this year.
Krueger started the season by setting the program record for 54-hole score in relation to par with a +9 at the Loyola Fall Invitational (Sept. 16-17), finishing third in a 53-player field. Her performance at Loyola included a +2 in Round 2, her season low and the best round in relation to par by a Valpo player in 2019-20. She also led the team with a 242 at the MVC Fall Preview (Sept. 24), and had another memorable outing at the APSU Intercollegiate (Sept. 30-Oct. 1), when she turned in a 230 (77-75-78, +14) to secure a top-10 finish and pace the squad. That score tied for seventh in program history in 54-hole tournament low and ranked fifth all-time in relation to par.
Krueger enjoyed her third top-10 finish in her sixth and ultimately final event of the season on March 9-10 at the Benbow Intercollegiate, tying for 10th with a 36-hole score of 154 (+12). Her success extends to the classroom, where she owns a 3.60 grade point average in nursing.