Jan. 28, 2010
Madison, Wis. - Madison native Katie Elliott has been named assistant women’s golf coach, head coach Todd Oehrlein announced Thursday. Elliott played for the Badgers four years graduating in 2008.
“Obviously we are very excited to see Katie come back,” Oehrlein said. “She brought so much to the program the first time as a player, and will again as a coach. She works hard and is so passionate about Badger athletics. Her familiarity with the Big Ten as a player will also be a great asset for our team. We are fortunate to have her here.”
Elliott, who attended Edgewood High School in Madison, was a second-team All-Big Ten selection in 2007 and led UW in scoring average her last three years. As a senior she averaged 76.7 in 32 rounds.
Her career average of 77.13 in 124 rounds ranks second all-time in UW records. Her junior average of 75.24 also ranks second for a season. In her career, Elliott won two tournaments and was a top-10 finisher 11 times.
In 2008, Elliott was selected for the World University Golf Championship. She was one of five female golfers selected to play for Team USA in the event held Sept. 2-5, 2008, in Sun City, South Africa. She shot a one-over par 73 in the final round to help catapult the U.S. into a tie for 11th place.
As a high school player she was named the 2003 WIAA State Player of the Year and the 2003 WSGA Junior Girls Player of the Year. She earned All-State honors during the 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 seasons. Edgewood won the state title in 2001, 2002 and 2003, when Elliott was the individual champion. She also won the 2002 and 2003 Westfield Junior Wisconsin PGA Championships.
Elliott replaces long-time assistant Lori Murphy who accepted an administrative position within the athletic department.