Purdue Wins Third-Straight Big Ten Championship

April 25, 2010

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The Purdue Boilermakers clinched their third-straight Big Ten Championship Sunday afternoon, finishing with a team total of six-over-par 1158 to outlast the field at the 2010 Big Ten Women’s Golf Championships, hosted by the University of Wisconsin. Michigan State finished second in the team standings with 33-over-par 1185 performance, while Ohio State was third with 1189 and Wisconsin was fourth with 1194.

Individually, Purdue’s Laura Gonzalez-Escallon was the third-straight Boilermaker to win medalist honors, shooting a tournament record 280 by way of 72-70-70-69 totals. She wins her first Big Ten individual title and her total ranks second among University Ridge’s 72-hole women’s collegiate annals. Michigan’s Ashley Bauer finished as the runner-up, completing her championships with a 283 and set the University Ridge 18-hole record after shooting a 65 during Friday’s second round.

Michigan State’s Laura Kueny was named Big Ten Golfer of the Year, Purdue’s Gonzalez-Escallon was named Freshman of the Year, and Boilermaker coach Devon Brouse won Coach of the Year honors. Purdue’s Maude-Aimee LeBlanc won the Mary Fossum Player of the Year Award, which is given to the player who has the lowest cumulative stroke average vs. par.

All Big Ten Teams
First Team

Laura Kueny, MSU
Maude-Aimee LeBlanc, PUR
Numa Gulyanamitta, PUR
Laura Gonzalez, PUR
Ashley Bauer, MICH
Rachel Rohanna, OSU

Second Team
In-Hong Lim, OSU
Aimee Neff, MSU
Thea Hoffmeister, PUR
Laura Nochta, IND
Lauren Weaver, NU
Emma Jandel, OSU

Sportsmanship Awards
Illinois – Maureen Liddy
Indiana – Pam Burneski
Iowa – Laura Cilek
Michigan – Andrea Ratigan
Michigan State – Lindsey Solberg
Minnesota – Jackie Shepard
Northwestern – Rebecca Lederhausen
Ohio State – Rachel Rohanna
Penn State – Gia Fanelli
Purdue - Thea Hoffmeister
Wisconsin – Beth Weinstein