Kirsten

Baete

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Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Beatrice, Nebraska
High School: Beatrice
Major: Elementary Ed/Special Ed K-6

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017; Spring 2018)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018)
  • Nebraska Class B High School State Champion (2016)
  • Two-Time Class B All-State (2015, 2016)
  • Four-Time All-River Cities Conference (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Best Career Finish: T28th (Rainbow Wahine, 2018) 
Career Stroke Average: 77.69

Redshirt Freshman (2018-19)
The 2016 Nebraska Class B High School champion as a senior, Kirsten Baete (pronounced BAY-tee) hit the course for the first time as a Husker at Nebraska's season-opening Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic in Fort Collins, Colo. (Sept. 17-19). Baete contributed to NU's third-place team finish by improving her scores in each of Nebraska's three rounds, including a final-round, two-over-par 74 to tie for the Huskers' second-best score of the round. Baete finished her first collegiate tournament in a tie for 58th at 225 (83-78-74).

Baete earned a lineup spot for the Huskers again at the Golfweek Conference Challenge (Sept. 24-26) in Wolcott, Colo. She opened with a solid 75 before adding a final-round 74. She finished as Nebraska's No. 4 finisher at the 93-player event in a tie for 59th with a career-best 231.

She made another lineup appearance at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate in Highlands Ranch, Colo. (Oct. 5-7), managing a 238 (79-83-76) over three rounds to tie for 80th in the 90-player field. Baete earned her fourth straight lineup spot and tied her career best with a 231 (77-81-73) at the UNLV Collegiate Showdown (Oct. 21-23). Baete, who tied for 77th in a 90-player field, fired a career-best 73 in the final round.

Baete closed the fall with a career-best tie for 28th at the rain-shortened Rainbow Wahine Invitational in Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii (Oct. 31). Baete shot a 75 in the tournament's lone round, putting up Nebraska's fourth-best score of the round to help the Huskers to a third-place team finish in the 12-team field with a 289.

She finished the fall with a 77.69 stroke average over 13 rounds.

The Beatrice, Neb., native redshirted as a freshman in 2017-18, and made solid improvements to her game. Now, Coach Robin Krapfl believes Baete is prepared to make an impact for the Huskers.

“Kirsten is coming off a redshirt season where she made big strides in her game,” Krapfl said. “It will be exciting to see what she can accomplish. She has the length to really put herself in great scoring situations. The next step is staying committed and confident under par. She can really help us this year when she starts seeing herself as the great talent we think she is.”

Redshirt (2017-18)
A walk-on to the Nebraska program after a strong high school career in Beatrice, Baete redshirted in 2017-18. She earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters of 2017-18. She was also a member of the 2018 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

High School/Amateur
Baete joined the Huskers as the 2016 Nebraska Class B State Champion, winning the title by five strokes while attending Beatrice High School. Baete finished in the top 10 in the state every year at Beatrice, and broke six school records. She set the best nine-hole average at 38.5 and the best 18-hole average at 74.8. Baete also posted the best 18-hole score by a Beatrice golfer at the conference championships with a score of 70, the best 18-hole score (72) by a Beatrice golfer at district championships, and the best 18-hole score (75) by a Beatrice golfer at the state championships. 

Additionally, Baete won the most medals by a girls golfer at Beatrice with 40.   Baete was named to the All-State team for two years, and was twice named to the Super-State team. All four years she was named All-River Cities Conference. 

She also starred in the classroom, being named to the honor roll every semester for four years, and graduating sixth in her class. She was also a member of the National Honor Society.  Baete also earned three basketball letters at Beatrice High School. 

Personal
 The daughter of Chris and Bonnie Baete, Kirsten was born May 5, 1999 and has one younger sister, Jayden. Kirsten is an elementary education/special education K-6 major at Nebraska. She earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2017-18. She was also a member of the 2018 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

She chose Nebraska over UNK, Creighton, Northwest Missouri State and Kansas State.  The Baete’s own a roller-skating rink in Beatrice, and Kirsten grew up playing roller derby. 

Baete's Career Statistics

Year

Rounds

Strokes

Avg.

Low 18

Low 54

2018-19

13

1,010

77.69

73

231

Totals

13

1,010

77.69

73

231 

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