Costner Named All-Big 12 First Team

April 27, 2006


Junior Amanda Costner was one of five players named to the All-Big 12 First Team the conference office announced on Thursday. Costner becomes the first KU women’s golfer to be named all-conference since Holly Reynolds did so in her first three seasons (1991-1993).

“I am very proud of Amanda,” head coach Erin O’Neil said. “She has worked very hard the last two years to accomplish her goals, and I think the future will continue to be very bright for her.”

The Claremore, Okla., native leads the Jayhawks with a 75.78 stroke average this spring as well as four top-20 finishes and one top-10. She has led Kansas in four of the team’s six tournaments on the spring and has a season-low round of 69 which she carded in the final round of the Mountain View Collegiate to help Kansas bring home the team title.

Costner and the rest of the team will await word on their NCAA Tournament fate as the selection committee will announce the field at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 1.

2006 Women’s Golf Honors
All-Big 12 First Team
Player School Class Hometown/Previous School
Amanda Costner Kansas Jr. Claremore, Okla./Claremore
Stephanie Wavro Missouri Jr. Baytown, Texas/Ross S. Sterling
Candie Herrera** Oklahoma State Jr. Apple Valley, Calif./Granite Hills
Pernilla Lindberg** Oklahoma State Fr. Bollnäs, Sweden/Klippans
Ashley Knoll** Texas A&M Jr. The Woodlands, Texas/Oklahoma State

All-Big 12 Second Team
Stephanie Ruiz Nebraska Sr. Edmond, Okla./Edmond Memorial
Karin Kinnerud Oklahoma State Fr. Norrköping, Sweden/Ebersteinska
Julia Best Texas Jr. Bulverde, Texas/Smithson Valley
Brenda Norris Texas A&M Sr. New Braunfels, Texas/Canyon
Christa Spedding Texas A&M Jr. Granbury, Texas/Granbury

Player of the Year
Ashley Knoll** Texas A&M

Newcomer of the Year
Pernilla Lindberg Oklahoma State

Coach of the Year
Jeanne Sutherland Texas A&M