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Parthie, Passolt earn Academic All-MAC honors

June 1, 2012
Allie Parthie and Kelsie Passolt

Allie Parthie and Kelsie Passolt

Northern Illinois University women’s golfers Kelsie Passolt and Allie Parthie were selected to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team, the league office announced Wednesday.

“Kelsie and Allie both did a great job of balancing high-level performance on the course with academic success,” said NIU head coach Pam Tyska. “Sheer desire doesn’t work alone as they put in overtime and much energy into succeeding in both.”

Passolt, who graduated with her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism earlier this month, posted a 3.9 cumulative grade point average.

The Hayward, Wis. native ended her Huskie career on a high note, placing eighth, also a personal and season best, at the 2012 MAC Women’s Golf Championships. She shot a season-low 75 in the final round of the MAC Championships, finishing with a score of 233 (78-80-75). Passolt competed in all 11 tournaments for the Huskies in 2011-12, averaging 83.9 over 24 rounds of golf.

A native of Marinette, Wis., Parthie was the Huskies’ No. 1 golfer all season long, competing in all 11 tournaments for NIU, posting a team-best 79.3 scoring average over 24 rounds. She posted a season-low 151 (79-72) at the Cardinal Classic to finish in fifth and had her best finish at the SIUE Intercollegiate where she finished third after shooting a 158 (82-76).

Parthie, who finished in the top 10 in seven tournaments, carries a 3.8 GPA in biology/pre-medicine.

“Kelsie reached top levels in her degree completion in broadcast journalism and created several pieces that were recognized as top among her peers,” Tyska said. “Allie has been pursuing a pre-med path and has narrowed her focus now to dentistry. Now that her professional goal is specific, she will continue to strive for peak performance in her degree field as well as in her senior year of golf at NIU.”

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