Katja Pogacar
Katja  Pogacar


Ljubljana, Slovenia

High School:
Gimnazija Poljane



Five Buckeyes Earn All-American Scholar Status

Owners of 3.50 or higher cumulative GPAs


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

• 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, 17)
• 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)

• 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.

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