Women's Golf Season in Review

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The Big Ten enjoyed a successful 2012 women's golf campaign, highlighted by three squads earning bids to the NCAA Championships and a top 10 overall finish.

Purdue Places Ninth at NCAA Championships: Purdue wrapped up the NCAA Women's Golf Championships in ninth place on Saturday, May 25, finishing 11 strokes of the pace. The Boilermakers finished the tournament at 30-over par, scoring an 11-over 299 on the final day of competition. Laura Gonzalez-Escallon placed third individually to lead Purdue, posting a score of 1-under for the tournament. COMPLETE RELEASE

Championship Bound: Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue advanced to the NCAA Women's Golf Championships following the conclusion of the regional championships on May 12. Each team finished in the top eight of their respective regionals to move on to the championships. COMPLETE RELEASE

All-Conference & Individual Honors: The Big Ten Conference announced on Tuesday, May 1, the women's golf All-Conference teams and individual award winners. Purdue's Laura Gonzalez-Escallon earned the Big Ten Player of the Year award, Ohio State's Kendall Prince took home Freshman of the Year accolades and Michigan State's Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll earned Coach of the Year honors. COMPLETE RELEASE

Twice as Nice: Michigan State won its second consecutive Big Ten Women's Golf Championships and fifth overall on Sunday at the Donald Ross Course at French Lick Resort. The 23rd-ranked Spartans led after the final three rounds of the tournament, compiling a team score of 885 (+21) en route to the title. Purdue finished second, trailing Michigan State by 10 strokes at 895 (+31), while Ohio State took third at (+34). COMPLETE RELEASE

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