Sept. 7, 2011
PARK RIDGE, Ill. - The Big Ten announced its 2011-12 Women's Golfers to Watch List on Wednesday, with three student-athletes from each conference team decorating the list. Seven golfers among the group of 36 closed the 2010-11 season with All-Big Ten honors.
Michigan State's Caroline Powers, Northwestern's Lauren Weaver and Purdue's Laura Gonzalez-Escallon and Paula Reto finished the 2011 conference championships as first-team All-Big Ten honorees and open the 2011-12 season among the Big Ten Golfers to Watch. All four golfers also finished the season ranked in the top 100 nationally by Golfweek/Sagarin.
Three second-team all-conference honorees also earned spots on the list as Michigan State's Lindsey Solberg and Ohio State's Rachel Rohanna and Vicky Villanueva receive preseason recognition. The complete list of Big Ten Women's Golfers to Watch can be found in the PDF at the top of the page.
The Big Ten women's golf season officially begins this weekend, as nine of the 12 conference teams take to the course for the first time of the fall season.