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Ohio State's Susana Benavides and Purdue's Laura Gonzalez-Escallon are competing in the 2010 World Amateur Team Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The four-day, 72-hole tournament began yesterday and will conclude on Saturday, with the winning team receiving the Espirito Santo Trophy.
Benavides, a top-15 finisher at the 2010 Big Ten Championships, is representing her native Bolivia in the tournament. The Buckeye sophomore put together four top-20 finishes and three top-10 marks in her rookie season.
The reigning Big Ten Champion and Freshman of the Year, Gonzalez-Escallon is competing for Belgium in the tournament. She shot a tournament-record 280 at the Big Ten Championships to lead Purdue to its third-straight conference crown.
To follow the Women's World Amateur Championships leaderboard, click here.
Purdue, Ohio State and Michigan State have been tabbed as top-30 teams in Golfweek's preseason women's golf rankings. The defending NCAA and Big Ten Champion Boilermakers enter the season as the No. 1 team in the country, while the Buckeyes hold No. 21 and the Spartans check in at No. 23.
Three Purdue golfers also earned preseason laurels as Maude-Aimee LeBlanc, Numa Gulyanamitta and Laura Gonzalez-Escallon enter the season ranked in the individual top 30.
To read the complete release from the Big Ten, click here. Click here for Golfweek's team rankings and here for their individual rankings.
Ohio State sophomore Rachel Rohanna turned in a 7-under-par 65 in the first round of the 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship on Monday, setting a new 18-hole scoring mark for the tournament.
The clubhouse leader heading into Tuesday's second round, Rohanna posted nine birdies and two bogeys to pass the previous record, held by Kellee Booth (1998), Natalie Gulbis (1999) and Amanda Blumenhurst (2008), by one stroke.
To read more about Rohanna's record-breaking performance, click here.
Three Boilermakers earned spots on the roster, including Maude-Aimee LaBlanc on the first team, Numa Gulyanamitta on the third team and Laura Gonzalez-Escallon as an honorable mention member. Michigan State's Laura Kueny was selected as a second-team member.
One member of each varsity sports team on every campus was chosen by his or her institution as a Sportsmanship Award honoree. From each university's list, two Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners were then selected. All of the Sportsmanship Award honorees have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, these student-athletes must be in good academic standing and must have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.
For a complete list of the 2010 Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners, click here.
For complete coverage of Purdue's championship, click here.
To be nominated for Academic All-District, a student-athlete must be a starter or a key reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA and must be a sophomore in both athletic and academic standing. All First Team Academic All-District honorees from each of the eight districts will be placed on the national ballot and are eligible to be selected to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America team.
The complete list of Big Ten CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District members include:
Brandi Personett, Women's Gymnastics, PSU
Amy Bonenberger, Field Hockey, PSU
Miguel Pineda, Men's Gymnastics, PSU
Chelsea Davis, Women's Swimming and Diving, OSU
Lindsay Quintiliani, Field Hockey, OSU
Stefan Sigrist, Men's Swimming and Diving, OSU
Kent Caldwell, Men's Gymnastics, MICH
Sarah Curtis, Women's Gymnastics, MICH
Kelsey Knutson, Women's Gymnastics, MICH
Ian Makowske, Men's Gymnastics, MICH
André Schultz, Men's Swimming and Diving, MICH
Brad Smith, Men's Golf, OSU
Lachlan Ferguson, Men's Tennis, IND
Emily Kasavana, Rowing, IND
Kelsey Lindenschmidt, Women's Golf, NU
David Colturi, Men's Swimming and Diving, PUR
Christine Inman, Women's Swimming and Diving, PUR
Allison Buckley, Women's Gymnastics, ILL
Abe Souza, Men's Tennis, ILL
Aaron Fortunato, Men's Gymnastics, MINN
Kaylee Jamison, Women's Swimming and Diving, MINN
Tyler Duncan, Men's Golf, PUR
Brent Metcalf, Wrestling, IOWA
Patricia Dean, Field Hockey, IOWA
For a complete preview and PDF notes of the NCAA Championships, click here.