May 6, 2014 8:00 PM by Jordan Mason
Our latest Loaf 'N Jug Aquafina Athlete of the Week is the top girls' golfer in Colorado Springs and the best golfer to ever come out of Pine Creek High School.
Mary Kate Nelson has as smooth a swing as you'll see on the high school links. The three-year Eagles team captain just won her second straight 5A Colorado Springs Metro title and now she's going for back-to-back regional championships.
She's getting ready for 5A regionals right now up in Windsor and if she qualifies, in two weeks, it's onto state.
Mary Kate says she focused on golf a few years ago after a self-realization.
"When I got to high school, I quit volleyball and basketball because I wasn't tall enough to play those sports," said Mary Kate. "I'm not tall at all, so I went with golf."
Mary Kate will stick with golf in college where she will play at the U.S. Naval Academy next year.
She will fit in well there with her 4.28 GPA.