Women's Golf Places Four On Academic All-Big 12 Team

April 17, 2006


Four members of the University of Kansas women’s golf team were among 41 student-athletes named 2006 Academic All-Big 12 the league office announced on Monday. Seniors Chelsey Pryor, Meredith Winkelmann, junior Amanda Costner and sophomore Annie Giangrosso were named to the first team.

“I am very proud of these girls,” head coach Erin O’Neil said. “These four student-athletes have led us on and off of the course this season, and I am very happy that they are getting the recognition they deserve for their dedication in the classroom.”

Pryor, a communications studies major, has competed in each of the Jayhawks’ 10 tournaments this past fall and spring and is second on the team with a 76.10 stroke average overall. This marks the third time she has been named to the first team.

Winkelmann earned first team honors for the third time in her career. The St. Louis, Mo., native majoring in business administration, has participated in all 10 events for the `Hawks with an 80.50 stroke average.

Costner, a native of Claremore, Okla., garnered first team honors for the second time in her career. Costner, who is majoring in applied behavioral science, leads the Jayhawks with a 75.30 stroke average and has recorded five top-10 finishes overall.

Giangrosso, a sport science major, is making her first appearance on the Academic All-Big 12 Team. The Prairie Village, Kan., native is third on the team with a 77.83 stroke average in the squad’s 10 events.

Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services and media relations offices, the academic all-league women’s golf squad consisted of 35 first team members combined with six on the second team. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.

The Jayhawks are participating in the 2006 Big 12 Championship scheduled for April 17-19 at the Country Club of Lincoln in Lincoln, Neb.