Coach Robin Krapfl continues to emphasize the principles of achieving excellence on and off the course in her 26th season as Nebraska's head coach. It shows. Since Krapfl took the reins in 1987, the Huskers have:
Earned a nation-leading 61 NGCA Scholastic All-America honors. In 1992, all five of Krapfl's starters were honored with this distinction. It was the first time in women's college golf history that a team had accomplished such a feat. Again in 2003, five Nebraska starters earned Scholastic All-America honors.
Won 97 academic all-conference awards.
Produced two NCAA All-Americans, two conference champions, the 1990 Edith Munson Award winner, a two-time TrueTemper Scholastic Award honoree, one Big 12 Golfer of the Year, one Nebraska Student-Athlete-of-the-Year and 23 all-conference (16 Big Eight, 6 All-Big 12, 1 All-Big Ten) awards.
Qualified for 11 NCAA Regionals.
Participated in the first three NCAA Tournaments in school history with trips in 2000, 2003 and 2006.
Regularly finished in the top half of the conference standings.
Posted a team GPA of 3.71 in 2006-07, the fifth-highest team GPA in the nation.
Despite the past success of NU's program, Krapfl believes the best is yet to come.
Huskers Take Aim at 12th NCAA Regional
In their first season of Big Ten Conference competition in 2011-12, the Huskers just missed an NCAA Regional berth while finishing sixth at the Big Ten Tournament. Madeleine Sheils earned All-Big Ten honors while tying for third at the Big Ten Championships. She also earned a spot in the NCAA Central Regional as an individual.
Nebraska had its streak of three consecutive NCAA Regional bids end in 2008-09, but the Huskers will focus on earning their 12th regional bid since 1994 in 2012-13.
NU advanced to its third consecutive regional in 2008, qualifying as the No. 17 seed in the NCAA Central Regional in Austin, Texas. The Huskers missed a berth to the fourth NCAA Championships in school history by just one stroke, finishing in a tie for 10th with a score of 903 on the University of Texas Golf Course.
NU qualified for regionals on the heels of a solid sixth-place finish at the Big 12 Championships in Stillwater, Okla. Along with their strong play on the course, all five starters in Nebraska's lineup earned academic All-Big 12 recognition.
In 2006-07, NU earned a second straight NCAA Regional bid with a fourth-place Big 12 finish. NU claimed three team tournament titles, led by All-Big 12 performer Elli Brown. NU also led the conference with five academic All-Big 12 selections.
The Huskers produced one of the best seasons in school history in 2005-06, with a 20th-place finish at the NCAA Championships in Columbus, Ohio. Nebraska also posted its best-ever score at the NCAA Championships by firing a 1,221 over four rounds, 18 strokes better than the 1,239 NU shot at the 2000 NCAA Championships. The final-round 299 was NU's best NCAA Championships mark in history.
The 2005-06 Huskers finished eighth at the NCAA Central Regional after entering as the No. 15 seed in the 21-team field. The Huskers also tied for fourth at the Big 12 Championships at the Country Club of Lincoln. NU also produced the best team stroke average in school history (304.88).
Stephanie Ruiz earned second-team All-Big 12 honors and finished in a tie for 38th at the 2006 NCAA Championships.
In 2003, the Huskers played host to the NCAA Central Regional, held at Lincoln's Firethorn Golf Club. Nebraska was ranked 19th going into the tournament, but ascended to fifth place to qualify for the NCAA Championships in West Lafayette, Ind. The Huskers closed the season strong by finishing 22nd at the NCAA Championships. NU finished with a four-round total of 1,281 led by Sarah Sasse's 40th-place showing.
Krapfl, a native of West Point, Neb., has been associated with the Husker program since 1979 when she played collegiate golf for Nebraska (1979-82). A three-year letterwinner, she graduated from Nebraska with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1984.
Krapfl went on to become a PGA Professional at The Country Club of Lincoln, where she worked as an assistant under head professional and former Husker coach Jerry Fisher. Krapfl also worked under Fisher as an assistant for the Huskers from 1984 to 1987. As head coach, Krapfl has guided the Huskers to 28 tournament titles. She is only the third coach in Nebraska women's golf history, following former men's coach Larry Romjue and Fisher.
She is married to Richard Krapfl and the couple has two sons, Robert, born on Oct. 30, 1992, and Ryan, born Aug. 20, 1994.