Big Ten Women's Golf All-Conference Teams and Individual Award Winners Announced




April 30, 2013

The Big Ten Conference announced on Tuesday the women’s golf All-Conference teams and individual award winners. Michigan State’s Caroline Powers earned the Big Ten Player of the Year award, Northwestern’s Kaitlin Park took home Freshman of the Year accolades and the Wildcats’ Emily Fletcher earned Coach of the Year honors.

Powers posted a second-place finish at the Big Ten Championships, finishing with a 3-over 219 during the event. Powers finished with the highest Sagarin rating of all Big Ten players (72.11) and is the third Michigan State golfer to be named Player of the Year, joining Laura Kueny (2010) and Emily Bastel (2002).

Park collects Freshman of the Year honors after closing out the season with the highest Sagarin rating among Big Ten newcomers at 73.83, good for sixth in the conference. Park recorded a sixth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships and becomes the second Wildcat to be named Freshman of the Year, joining Alice Kim, who won the honor in 2004.

Fletcher earns her second Coach of the Year honor in three seasons after leading the Wildcats to their first Big Ten Championships crown. Northwestern shot a 20-over 884 at the championships, tying Purdue for the conference title.

The All-Big Ten first team features Michigan State’s Powers, Northwestern’s Hana Lee and Park, Ohio State’s Amy Meier and Purdue’s Laura Gonzalez-Escallon and Paula Reto. Also earning All-Conference honors were Michigan State’s Allyssa Ferrell and Christine Meier, Purdue’s Aurora Kan, Kishi Sinha and Margaux Vanmol and Wisconsin’s Kris Yoo, who each received second-team honors.

The Big Ten also recognized 12 Sportsmanship Award honorees. The student-athletes chosen are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, the student-athletes must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting. The complete list of honorees can be found below.


 

 

2013 BIG TEN WOMEN’S GOLF ALL-CONFERENCE AND INDIVIDUAL AWARD WINNERS

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Caroline Powers, Michigan State

 

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Kaitlin Park, Northwestern

 

COACH OF THE YEAR

Emily Fletcher, Northwestern

 

ALL-BIG TEN

First Team

Caroline Powers, Michigan State

Hana Lee, Northwestern

Kaitlin Park, Northwestern

Amy Meier, Ohio State

Laura Gonzalez-Escallon, Purdue

Paula Reto, Purdue

 

Second Team

Allyssa Ferrell, Michigan State

Christine Meier, Michigan State

Aurora Kan, Purdue

Kishi Sinha, Purdue

Margaux Vanmol, Purdue

Kris Yoo, Wisconsin

 

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD HONOREES

Kaitlyn Wampler, Illinois

Elizabeth Tong, Indiana

Briana Midkiff, Iowa

Lauren Grogan, Michigan

Caroline Powers, Michigan State

Carmen Laguna, Minnesota

Steffi Neisen, Nebraska

Hana Lee, Northwestern

Amy Meier, Ohio State

Katlyn Elliott, Penn State

Kishi Sinha, Purdue

Lindsay Danielson, Wisconsin

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