South Dakota had two All-North Central Conference performers this season in golf, with sophomore Brett Bennett (Sioux Falls) earning first-team honors on the men's side, and senior Amanda Young (Mitchell) being named to the second team on the women's.
Bennett turned in a three-day score of 233 at the 2006 NCC Golf Championships to finish in a tie for fifth place. He finished only six shots back of medalist Mitch Olinger of Minnesota State, and he was one of only five golfers to post three consecutive rounds in the 70s during the event. This fall, Bennett had a stroke average of 79.1, which was the second-best mark for the Coyotes.
Young completed the 2006 NCC Golf Championships with a score of 245 to claim a sixth-place finish. She was 11 strokes back of eventual medalist Courtney Belanger of Augustana, and earlier this month was named to the NCC Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll. Her round of 78 during the second day of the league championships was the best single-day performance by a Coyote during the event. Young led USD this fall with a stroke average of 81.9.