IRVING, Texas — Oklahoma State’s women’s golf team produced a league-best four all-conference selections it was revealed with today’s announcement of the Big 12 women’s golf postseason awards by the league office.
Sophomore Linnea Johansson was joined on the All-Big 12 squad by the freshman trio of Emma Broze, Maddie McCrary and Kenzie Neisen.
Johansson has posted three top 10s on the season. The Älmhult, Sweden native tied for sixth place at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge before tying for second place at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational. Most recently, Johansson finished ninth at the Big 12 Championship to earn all-tournament honors.
After joining the program for the spring semester, Broze has a pair of top-five finishes to her credit. After sharing runner-up honors at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational, The Nervieux, France native finished fifth at the SMU/DAC Invitational.
McCrary has posted three top-10 showings this season. The Wylie, Texas native fired a closing 68 at the Annika Intercollegiate to finish fifth, tied for eighth place at the Windy City Collegiate Championship and notched her best finish of the season at the SMU/DAC Invitational where she placed third.
Neisen was honored after becoming the eighth OSU player to win the Big 12 Championship. The New Prague, Minn., native captured her first career victory in dramaticfashion, winning the title on the second playoff hole. In addition to her league crown, she tied for second place at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational after firing a closing 69.
The All-Big 12 Women’s Golf Team is chosen by using the 10 highest-ranked players in the Golfstat rankings released after the Big 12 Women’s Golf Championship.
University of Oklahoma women’s golfer Hannah Wood was named to the 10-member 2015 All-Big 12 Team.
Wood, a freshman, owns a team-leading 73.11 (+1.41) stroke average on the year and has recorded six top-10 finishes in OU’s nine events. In March, she grabbed her first individual crown at the Clover Cup with a collegiate-best 209 (-7) and was named Golfweek’s Player of the Week for her performance. The Centennial, Colo., native is coming off a share of fifth place at the Big 12 Championship, played April 24-26 in San Antonio, Texas.
Baylor’s Dylan Kim was named Big 12 Freshman of the Year, while Bertine Strauss of Texas was awarded the conference’s player of the year. Baylor’s Jay Goble was named Big 12 Coach of the Year.
Sixth-year OU head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell said Wood’s honor was well deserved.
“I’m very proud of Hannah,” Drouin-Luttrell said. ”She has been working hard all season, and it’s very exciting to see what all she has accomplished as a freshman.”
Wood and the Sooners began their NCAA Championships journey today at the NCAA San Antonio Regional in San Antonio, Texas. Live scoring and results for the regional can be found at GolfStat.com.