WAYNE, Neb. -- The Wayne State College women’s golf team had three players named to the College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Women’s At-Large Team announced Tuesday.

Viktoria Bortkiewicz-Hamelin, Abbigail Brodersen and Abbey Kurmel received the honor selected by College Sports Communicators that recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in the athletic realm and in the classroom.

Student athletes must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.50 or better to earn the award.

Bortkiewicz-Hamelin, a senior from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, carried a 3.80 grade point average majoring in sport management.

She appeared in nine tournaments this year and posted a scoring average of 86.29 with one top 10 finish – tied for eighth at the Nebraska Intercollege Invite last fall. Viktoria earned NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence honors and received the NSIC Myles Brand All-Academic With Distinction Award and served on the WSC Student Athlete Advisory Committee the last two years including treasurer this season.

Brodersen, a sophomore from Albion, who graduated from Boone Central High School, maintained a perfect 4.00 grade point average majoring in construction management/drafting and design.

She earned All-NSIC Second Team honors this season with a scoring average of 80.76 to rank fourth all-time at WSC for a single season.

Brodersen had nine rounds in the 70’s with one top five finish this season, tied for second at the Nebraska Intercollegiate Invite last fall.

Kurmel, a junior from Okemos, Michigan, who graduated from Okemos High School, posted a 3.83 grade point average this season majoring in graphic design.

On the course this season she had one top five and two top 10 finishes with a scoring average of 81.24 with seven of her last 10 rounds in the 70’s.

Kurmel shot season-best scores of 76-77 (153) at the Newman Spring Invite (April 3-4) and placed fourth at the Nebraska Intercollegiate Invite last fall and tied for ninth at the SMSU Spring Challenge in Arizona.

Academic All-District honorees advance to the College Sports Communicators Academic All-America ballot with All-America honorees announced June 22.

Wayne State finished third at the 2023 NSIC Women’s Golf Championships and set a new school record with a team scoring average of 319.62, an improvement of 4.5 strokes from last year’s school record team scoring average.