Feb. 16, 2004
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico senior Katrina Leckovic, a native of Burnaby, British Columbia, was recently one of eight top female amateurs selected to the Canadian Ladies' Golf Association National Amateur team.
Leckovic, ranked No. 36 in the nation, is having another stellar season in her senior year for the Lobos. She won her second career tournament Nov. 12, claiming medalist honors at the Las Vegas Founders Collegiate Showdown with a career-best 3-under 213. For her efforts, she was named the Mountain West Golfer of the Month for November. Leckovic, who currently has a 74.39 average, also posted top-10 finishes at the Dick McGuire Invitational and the Stanford Intercollegiate.
Leckovic won her first tournament title last spring, taking first place at the Mountain West Conference Championships, leading the Lobos to their fourth consecutive MWC crown. She transferred to the University of New Mexico after one season at the University of Hartford.
Leckovic was a four-sport letterwinner at Burnaby South Secondary in British Columbia and was named the school's athlete of the year in 1999. She gained international golf experience while playing in the World Junior Golf Cup in Scotland in 1999. In 2000, Leckovic won the British Columbia Junior Ladies Championship, placed third in the BC Ladies Amateur and took sixth in the Canadian National Junior Championships.
Other members of the CLGA National Amateur team are: Laura Matthews (Assistant Coach, University of Georgia - Essex, Ontario); Christine Boucher (Kansas State University - Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec); Lindsay Knowlton (Ohio State University - Toronto, Ontario); Ashley Bickerton (University of Washington - Ottawa); Eom-Ji Park (Vancouver, British Columbia); Veronique Drouin (Saint Agnes, Quebec); and Jessica Luciuk (Barrhead, Alberta).