Westminster College’s Karen Valcarce Student Athlete of the Month

By Eric Stephens, Director of Athletic Communications and Events at Westminster College

SALT LAKE CITY--Congratulations to Karen Valcarce, Federated Insurance Student-Athlete of the Month for March.

Valcarce, a junior and member of the women's golf team, was chosen for her performances at the MJGA College Invite and Warriors Vegas Invitational.

Valcarce finished first and helped lead the team to a sixth place finish at the MJGA college invite, hosted by Minot State University. She carded a 75 on the second day and moved up from third to first, tied with a golfer from SMSU. Valcarce won a scorecard playoff with a chipped in birdie she scored on the course's most difficult.

At the Warriors Vegas Invitational, hosted by Winona State University, Valcarce finished third and led the team to a fifth place finish. She carded 80 on day won and was in ninth place. She shot 1-over 73 and finished the second day moving up six places.

Head Coach Denise Larson said, "Karen has the mental and physical skills to be a force in any event. She is patient, solid and consistent."

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