Civil engineering senior Leonie Bettel became Kentucky women's golf's first all-conference honoree since 1997 with her selection to the All-SEC Second Team.
Bettel finished 2019 with the best single-season stroke average in school history. She also set the single-season school record with 14 rounds of par or better, which included six rounds in the 60s. Bettel posted five top-10 finishes with two additional top-20 showings, including three individual championships.
Away from the golf course, Bettel found time to engage in undergraduate research. Here she’s spending a fine June afternoon collecting sediment and water samples as part of civil engineering professor Jimmy Fox’s research group. The team measures the concentrations of nitrogen-species and carbon, as well as the isotopic values of DIC, NO3-, and water.
The Austria native is scheduled to graduate in December and will continue her civil engineering education at UK in pursuit of a Ph.D. with an emphasis in environmental water resources.