Katja Pogacar
Katja  Pogacar

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ljubljana, Slovenia

High School:
Gimnazija Poljane

Major:
Math

07/06/2017

Five Buckeyes Earn All-American Scholar Status

Owners of 3.50 or higher cumulative GPAs

05/23/2017

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

05/23/2017

Postseason Run Concludes in NCAA Quarterfinals

Ohio State falls to USC in opening round of match play

05/22/2017

Ohio State Qualifies for NCAA Quarterfinals

Buckeyes placed fourth overall in stroke play

05/21/2017

Buckeyes Remain in Top-5 at NCAA Championships

Ohio State is slotted fourth in the team standings

CAREER HONORS
• All-Big Ten First Team (2015, 16)
• All-Big Ten Second Team (2014, 17)
• WGCA All-American Scholar (2015, 16, 17)
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2015)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2015, 16, 17)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2014, 15, 16, 17)

2016-2017 (Senior)
• All-Big Ten Second Team
• Finished the season ranked Top-100 nationally by both Golfstat (No. 68) and Golfweek (No. 89) • Second best season stroke average on the team with a 74.06 while competing in 32 of the 34 rounds and 27 counted to the team tally
• Tallied two Top-5's, three Top-10's, and seven Top -25's
• Totaled nine rounds at par or under, including a round in the 60's
• Season-best finish (T-3rd) came at the Trinity Forest Invitational (Nov. 7), earning Big Ten Golfer of the Week accolades (Nov. 9)
• Placed T-5th at the NCAA Columbus Regional (May 18-20)
• Continued NCAA success at the Championships (May 19-21), cracking the Top-25 (T-17th) on the individual leaderboard
• Finished as the top or second-best Buckeye for five events
• Additional Top-10 finish came at the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational (T-10th; Apr 15-16)

2015-16 (Junior)
• All-Big Ten First Team
• 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
• 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

2014-15 (Sophomore)
• All-Big Ten First Team
• 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

2013-14 (Freshman)
• All-Big Ten Second Team
• 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)

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 INFO
• Daughter of Marjan and Irma Poljansek Pogaèar
• Has two siblings, Nejc and Ana
• Majoring in math.

CAREER STATISTICS

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
2016-17 32 2,370 74.06 219 69 2 3 7
TOTAL 143 10,563 73.87 208 67 8 16 31