Benoit is NGCA region coach of the year, Erickson earns all-region honors

Mike Ludwig
May 10, 2012

ANGOLA, Ind. - St. Olaf head coach Luke Benoit was named the National Golf Coaches Assocication Division III Midwest Region Coach of the Year, while junior Molly Erickson was an All-America honorable mention selection and an all-region pick.

The announcement came at the NGCA Division III Awards Banquet on Wednesday night.

Erickson helped lead the Oles to their first NCAA Division III Championships appearance in school history. Through three rounds at the NCAA's, she is just two strokes off the lead into Friday's final round.

The honor is the second in a row for Benoit, who has led St. Olaf to unprecedented success. The Oles finished third at the MIAC's in his second season, fourth in 2009, second in 2010 before winning the first league title in school history last fall.

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