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Four Golfers Named Academic All-Big 12

Apr 23, 2008

BOULDER - Four University of Colorado golfers were named to the 2008 Academic All-Big 12 first and second teams, the conference office announced Wednesday. 


On the women's side, sophomore Julie Kim, a Business major, earned first team honors, while fellow sophomore Dominique Pytlewski (Integrative Physiology) and junior Cierra Ko (Business) were named to the second team, a career-first for all three.


Senior Michael Baird, also a first-time recipient of the award, was the lone men's golfer to earn Academic All-Big 12 honors.  Baird, a Sociology major scheduled to graduate in May, earned second-team recognition.


Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices, the men's golf academic all-league squad consisted of 18 first team members combined with six on the second team, while the women had 36 first team recipients and six student-athletes 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.


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 his/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 2008 Big 12 Women's Golf Championship will take place on Friday-Sunday, April 25-27 at the par-72, 6,210-yard Karsten Creek Golf Course in Stillwater, Okla. The men's event is also scheduled for the same dates, and their championship will be decided on the par-72, 7,249 yard Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas.


2008 Academic All-Big12 Women's Golf Team

First Team (3.20-plus GPA; *indicates nominated with a 4.00 GPA)

Name, School                                     Class    Major      

Meg McDaniel, Baylor                         Sr.        Health Science    

Kristen Hendrix, Baylor                        So.       Business Accounting & Finance    

Julie Kim Colorado                           So.       Business            

Kendra Hanson, Iowa State*                Sr.        Elementary Education

Karly Pinder, Iowa State                      Sr.        Marketing

Annie Giangrosso, Kansas                  Sr.        Sport Management

Meghan Gockel, Kansas*                    So.       Accounting

Jaci Hiatt, Kansas                               Sr.        Business Management

Hailey Mireles, Kansas State               Sr.        Kinesiology/Pre-Physical Therapy

Abbi Sunner, Kansas State*                So.       Nutritional Sciences/Pre-Chiropractic

Madde Augustsson, Missouri               Sr.        Marketing

Madison Marcolla, Missouri                 So.       Journalism

Michelle Morgan, Missouri                   So.       Business

Chelsea Schriewer, Missouri                Jr.         Psychology

Elli Brown, Nebraska                           Sr.        Business Administration

JC Stevenson, Nebraska                      So.       Elementary Education

Allison Stewart, Nebraska                    Sr.        Business Administration

Charlotte Wendner, Nebraska              So.       Business Administration

Kate White, Nebraska                         So.       History

Kendall Dye, Oklahoma                       Jr.         Communication

Kelly Jacques, Oklahoma                    Sr.        Health and Exercise Science

Sydney Lee, Oklahoma                       Sr.        Health and Exercise Science

Amanda Johnson, Oklahoma State*     Jr.         Accounting

Karin Kinnerud, Oklahoma State*         Jr.         International Business

Pernilla Lindberg, Oklahoma State        Jr.         International Business

Angela Akins, Texas                           Sr.        Journalism

Julia Best, Texas                                Sr.        Early Childhood Education

Caney Hines, Texas                            Jr.         Corporate Communication

Kelley Louth, Texas                            Sr.        Corporate Communication

Ashley Rollins, Texas                          Sr.        Corporate Communication

Kristin Walla, Texas                            Jr.         Journalism

Ashley Freeman, Texas A&M              So.       Accounting

Lauren Johnson, Texas A&M               Jr.         Marketing

Miranda Orr, Texas A&M                     Sr.        Graduate School

Megan Dowdy, Texas Tech                  Jr.         Communications Studies

Ulrika Van Niekerk, Texas Tech           Jr.         Environmental Engineering


Second Team (3.00 to 3.19 GPA)

Name, School                                     Class    Major

Natalie Hocott, Baylor                         Jr.         Journalism/Public Relations

Cierra Ko, Colorado                          Jr.        Business

Dominique Pytlewski, Colorado       So.       Integrative Physiology

JoJo Hallenbeck, Kansas                     Sr.        Microbiology

Kali Quick, Kansas State                    Sr.        Mass Communications/Electronic Journalism

Lindsey Haupt, Missouri                      So.       Business Marketing



2008 AcademicAll-Big12 Men's Golf Team

First Team (3.20-plus GPA; *indicates nominated with a 4.00 GPA)

Name, School                                     Class    Major

William Allcorn, Baylor                        Jr.         Business

Brian Meck, Baylor                             Sr.        Accounting

Chris Baker, Iowa State                       Sr.        Marketing/Management

Cedric Bertin, Iowa State                     Sr.        Liberal Arts & Sciences

Patrick Hall, Iowa State                       Sr.        Business Management

Walt Koelbel, Kansas                          Jr.         Business Management

Mitchell Gregson, Kansas State           So.       Business Administration

Kyle Yonke, Kansas State                   Sr.        Marketing

Peter Malnati, Missouri                        Jr.         Journalism

Bud Reynolds, Missouri                       Jr.         Business

Trent Price, Nebraska                          Jr.         Business Administration

Phillip Bryan, Oklahoma                      Sr.        Economics

Trent Leon, Oklahoma State                Jr.         Economics

Kevin Schultz, Texas                           Sr.        Business

Andrea Pavan, Texas A&M                  So.       General

Trey Todd, Texas A&M                        Sr.        Accounting

Matt Van Zandt, Texas A&M                Jr.         Accounting

Garrett Merrell, Texas Tech                  Jr.         Finance


Second Team (3.00 to 3.19 GPA)

Name, School                                     Class    Major

Carmine Mediate, Baylor                     Sr.        Communications

Michael Baird, Colorado                   Sr.        Sociology

Johnny Larson, Iowa State                   Sr.        Communication Studies

Joe Ida, Kansas State                         So.       Business Administration

Ben Blundell, Oklahoma                      So.       Business

Tyler Rody, Oklahoma                         So.       Undecided