Kelly Kretz Garners Second Straight All-BIG EAST Selection

April 29, 2011

MILWAUKEE - Marquette University senior Kelly Kretz has been named to the All-BIG EAST men's golf team for the second consecutive year. Kretz and 11 other golfers received all-conference accolades as voted on by the league's golf coaches.

Kretz finished tied for sixth at the 2011 BIG EAST Men's Golf Championship earlier this month at Innisbrook Golf Club to give him his seventh top-10 finish of his career. He carded a final-round of 68, which included the first bogey-free round of his collegiate career.

The Antigo, Wis., native was one of the top two finishers for Marquette in all but one of the Golden Eagles' 10 tournaments in 2010-11, including a second-place overall finish at the Pacific Invitational (Nov. 1-3, 2010). Kretz closed with a 7-under-par 64, which was a career low for the senior and the third-lowest 54-hole all-time for a MU golfer.

In his final season, Kretz compiled a 73.47 stroke average, the fourth-best single-season scoring average in school history. Kretz concludes his MU career ranked fifth all-time in career rounds played (122) and third in career scoring average (74.31).

After claiming the 2011 BIG EAST Men's Golf Championship title, the Fighting Irish swept the individual BIG EAST postseason awards. Max Scodro took home BIG EAST Player of the Year, Niall Platt received Freshman of the Year and Jim Kubinski was named Coach of the Year.

2011 BIG EAST Men's Golf Postseason Awards

2011 All-BIG EAST Men's Golf Team

Joe Kastelic, Sr., Cincinnati
Curtis Loop, So., Georgetown
Karsten Clements, Sr., Louisville
Justin Dorward, Jr., Louisville
Kelly Kretz, Sr., Marquette
Max Scodro, Jr., Notre Dame
Chris Walker, Jr., Notre Dame
Niall Platt, Fr., Notre Dame
Peter Ballo, So., St. John's
Brandon Park, So., Seton Hall
Robby Carl, Sr., USF
Brian Colbert, Jr., Villanova



Player of the Year
Max Scodro, Notre Dame

Freshman of the Year
Niall Platt, Notre Dame

Coach of the Year
Jim Kubinski, Notre Dame


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