May 25, 2004
University of New Mexico women's golfer Kailin Downs (Bend, Ore.) has been named honorable mention All-America by the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) for the second consecutive year. Downs finished the season ranked No. 32 in the nation and set a UNM junior class record with a stroke average of 73.91. The Lobos tied for 15th at the NCAA Championships last week.
Downs was also named the recipient of the 2004 Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award. The honor is presented by the NGCA to an individual based on academic and athletic achievement during the 2003-04 season. Downs has a 3.82 cumulative grade-point-average at UNM. The University of New Mexico will receive 5,000 dollars for its general scholarship fund in Downs' name. Downs is a two-time NGCA Scholar-Athlete.
A three-time all-Mountain West Conference performer, Downs will represent the United States at the 2004 U.S. vs Japan Collegiate Golf Championship July 13-16 in Chiba, Japan. She has set class scoring records all three seasons at New Mexico: freshman (74.9), sophomore (74.0) and junior (73.91).