Katja Pogacar
Katja  Pogacar


Ljubljana, Slovenia

High School:
Gimnazija Poljane



Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics


Postseason Run Concludes in NCAA Quarterfinals

Ohio State falls to USC in opening round of match play


Ohio State Qualifies for NCAA Quarterfinals

Buckeyes placed fourth overall in stroke play


Buckeyes Remain in Top-5 at NCAA Championships

Ohio State is slotted fourth in the team standings


Buckeyes Battle Elements in Impressive Day One Effort

Ohio State tied for third place

2015-16 (Junior Season): First Team All-Big Ten performer ... paced the Buckeyes with a 73.46 stroke average while competing in all 39 rounds and contributing 35 scores to the team tally ... posted 13 rounds at or under par, including a team-high four scores in the 60's ... earned a pair of Top-5, four Top-10 and seven Top-25 finishes ... the Big Ten Championships runner-up (Apr. 22-24), dipping eight strokes under par at 208 (69-72-67) ... also placed second in the SunTrust Gator Invitational (March 5-6) with a 3-over 213 ... stellar effort in Gainesville earned her Big Ten Golfer of the Week accolades on March 10 ... additional Top-10 showings came in the Landfall Tradition (T-10th; Oct. 23-25) and Mountain View Collegiate (T-9th; March 18-19) ... added Top-25 status at the Mercedes-Benz Championship (T-24th; Sept. 21-22), Silverado Showdown (T-23rd; Apr. 3-5) and Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational (T-16th; Apr. 16-17) ... advanced to match play at the 2016 Ladies' British Amateur Open Championship (June 21-25) in Scotland ... named an All-American Scholar by the Women's Golf Coaches Association ... also picked up Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete recognition.

2014-15 (Sophomore Season): First Team All-Big Ten honoree ... placed in the top-10 in nearly half of 11 events played (five top-10s) ... earned three top-5 showings, including a share of second place at the Big Ten Championship (Apr. 24-26) ... B1G runner-up effort pushed Ohio State to its second straight conference team title ... finished as the top or second-best Buckeye in the final eight tournaments of the season ... named the Big Ten Golfer of the Week twice; picking up the accolade on March 11 (SunTrust Gator Invitational) and April 11 (Web.com Intercollegiate) ... paced the team with a 73.56 stroke average in 32 rounds played ... contributed to the team tally in all six rounds of Ohio State team crowns at the MountainView Collegiate (Mar. 20-21) and Big Ten Championship ... accumulated eight rounds under par and three tallies in the 60s ... counted towards the team score in 28 of 32 rounds ... concluded the season by grabbing a share of 12th place individually in the NCAA Raleigh Regional (May 7-9) ... went 2-0 individually at the East & West Match Play Challenge (Sept. 21-22) after notching a T-16th effort in the stroke play portion of the event ... competed for Slovenia at the World Amateur Team Championships (Sept. 3-6) in Karuizawa, Japan ... performed as Slovenia's top player, going 2-under and pushing her country to a T-22nd placement out of 50 teams ... an Academic All-Big Ten selection, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and OSU Scholar-Athlete.

2013-14 (Freshman Season): Second Team All-Big Ten selection ... registered a 74.35 stroke average as one of three Buckeyes to compete in all 40 rounds ... contributed to the team score in 35 rounds ... dipped under par five times, including a season-low 69 in the second round of the Westbrook Spring Invitational as Ohio State brought home the team title ... placed in the top-20 in eight of 13 events played ... paced the Buckeyes with a T-16th effort at the NCAA Championships (72-70-71-72--285; +5) ... top OSU performer in five tournaments ... earned a share of 3rd place in the Lady Buckeye Invitational (Apr. 19-20) after making a charge in the final round (75-75-70--220; +4) ... also notched top-10s at the Diane Thomason Invitational (Oct. 12-13), Westbrook Spring Invitational (Feb. 23-24) and Web.com Intercollegiate (Apr. 7-8) ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

Prior to Ohio State: Has been a member of numerous Slovenian National teams since 2005... was a four-time (2008-12) Slovenian national champion... captured first place at the 2012 Leone di San Marco tournament... took first place at the 2012 Hungarian Ladies Amateur... won the 2011 Czech Amateur Championship, while finishing third in 2012... tied for 20th at the 2012 European Ladies Amateur Championship.

Personal: Daughter of Marjan and Irma Poljansek Pogaèar ... has two siblings, Nejc and Ana ... majoring in math.


Year Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 54 Low Rd. Top-5's Top-10's Top-25's
2013-14 40 2,974 74.35 214 69 1 4 8
2014-15 32 2,354 73.56 211 68 3 5 9
2015-16 39 2,865 73.46 208 67 2 4 7
TOTAL 111 8,193 73.81 208 67 6 13 24