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Northwestern’s Neil Malenke And Ryan Kiewiet Earn NAIA All-American Honors

Northwesstern logoThe NAIA announced the 2013 men’s golf All-America teams and two Northwestern College golfers earned the national postseason honor. Juniors Neil Malenke or Orange City and Ryan Kiewiet of Grundy Center earned second and third team honors, respectively, as selected by the NAIA Men’s Golf Coaches’ Association All-America Committee.

Malenke, the 2013 GPAC men’s golfer of the year, led the Red Raiders with a 73.2 scoring average this season, the lowest season average in the history of the program. He won two events, the Doane Fall Invite and the four-round, 72-hole GPAC Championship, while finishing in the top 10 in five of the seven events played. Malenke finished tied for 64th at the NAIA men’s golf national championship and carries a 75.3 career scoring average.

Kiewiet was third on the team with a 74.8 scoring average, earning all-conference honors for the third consecutive year. He won two events, the Siouxland Invite and Palace City Invite, and finished in the top five in six of the eight events played.

Both Malenke and Kiewiet helped lead 17th-ranked Northwestern to its second straight GPAC title and national championship appearance. They finished 17th out of 28 teams and made the final cut for the first time in the program’s history.

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