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

April 19, 2005

DALLAS, Texas –

Three members of the University of Kansas women’s golf team were among 37 student-athletes named to the 2005 Academic All-Big 12 Team, the Big 12 Conference announced on Tuesday. Juniors Chesley Pryor, Meredith Winkelmann and sophomore Amanda Costner were named to the first team.

“We are very proud of these three girls,” head coach Erin O’Neil said. “Our student-athletes are students first and I am very happy that they are working as hard in the classroom as they do on the course.”

Pryor, a native of Washington, Pa., was among three student-athletes who earned a 4.00 grade point average. Pryor, a communications studies major, has competed in each of the Jayhawks’ five tournaments this spring and is second on the team with a 78.87 stroke average. This marks the second time she has been named to the first team.

Winkelmann earned first team honors for the second time in her career. The St. Louis, Mo. native, majoring in business administration, has participated in four events this spring for the `Hawks.

Costner, a native of Claremore, Okla., garnered first team honors for the first time in her career. Costner, who is majoring in applied behavioral science, leads the Jayhawks with a 76.80 stroke average this spring and recently took first place at the Lady Boilermaker Invitational, on April 10, winning the tournament by three shots.

Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services and media relations offices, the women’s golf academic all-league squad consisted of 31 first team members combined with six on the second team. First team members include 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.

To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of her team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.

The Jayhawks will participate in the 2005 Big 12 Conference Women’s Golf Championship scheduled for April 22-24 at the University of Texas Golf Club in Austin, Texas.