STILLWATER – For the fifth straight season, multiple members of the Oklahoma State womenâ€™s golf team were named Academic All-Big 12.â€¨â€¨
Cowgirl junior Linnea Johansson earned her second consecutive First Team Academic All-Big 12 nod, and she was joined on the first team by the reigning Big 12 individual champion, sophomore Kenzie Neisen.â€¨â€¨
Johansson and Neisen are the 48th and 49th Cowgirls to be named Academic All-Big 12 golfers since the inception of the league in 1997. This season, 35 menâ€™s golfers and 25 womenâ€™s golfers from across the conference made one of the two academic squads.â€¨â€¨
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 their teamâ€™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.â€¨â€¨
First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA while the second team selections hold a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.â€¨â€¨
The Cowgirls return to action on Saturday when they host rival Oklahoma at Karsten Creek for the Bedlam Cup. The first of two match play rounds begins at 8 a.m.