The Big Ten enjoyed a successful 2014 women's golf season, highlighted by three squads earning bids to the NCAA Women's Golf Championships and one top-10 finish.
NCAA Championships Central: The Big Ten sent three women's golf teams to the NCAA Women's Golf Championships, including Michigan State, Northwestern and Ohio State. The Buckeyes placed seventh at the national event with a four-round score of 1,158. The Wildcats finished in 15th place with a score of 1,166, while the Spartans placed 20th with a score of 1,178. On the individual leaderboard, Michigan State's Allyssa Ferrell placed 10th with a four-round score of 3-over 283. Ohio State's Allison Harper and Katja Pogacar tied for 16th place with a four-round score of 285. For more on the NCAA Championships, click here.
Going to the 'Ship: Michigan State, Northwestern and Ohio State represented the Big Ten at the 2014 NCAA Women's Golf Championships at Tulsa Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. The Spartans and Wildcats both finished among the top eight in the West Regional, while the Buckeyes advanced from the Central Regional earlier this month. For the complete release, click here.
All-America Recognition: Ohio State's Jessica Porvasnik was named Honorable Mention All-America by the Women's Golf Coaches Association. Porvasnik helped guide the Buckeyes to a seventh place tie at the NCAA Championships, won the individual Big Ten title at the Big Ten Women's Golf Championships and was also honored with the Mary Fossum Award, which is given to the conference's player with the lowest stroke average (73.21) relative to par this season. For more on the All-America teams, click here.
All-Conference and Individual Honors: The Big Ten Conference office announced the women's golf All-Conference teams and individual award winners following the 2014 Big Ten Women's Golf Championships. Ohio State's Jessica Porvasnik was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, while the Buckeyes' Therese Hession was tabbed the Big Ten Coach of the Year. For the complete release and All-Conference teams, click here.
Take Two: Michigan State and Ohio State shared the Big Ten Championship in women's golf after shooting a three-round score of 895 at the 2014 Big Ten Women's Golf Championships. The Spartans and Buckeyes were followed by third-place Northwestern (905), fourth-place Penn State (912) and fifth-place Illinois (913) at the par-72, 6,017-yard Pete Dye Course. The Spartans won their sixth Big Ten title, while the Buckeyes secured their 12th Big Ten Championship. Click here for the complete release.
Academic Excellence: On May 28, the Big Ten recognized a total of 1,216 spring and at-large sports student-athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference team, which included 49 women's golfers. Wisconsin's Kimberly Dinh maintained an unblemished cumulative GPA. For more on the Academic All-Big Ten honorees, click here.