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May 2, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State women’s golf head coach Therese Hession earned 1998-1999 Big Ten Coach of the Year honors, the Big Ten announced today. Hession, who has won the award two times previously, guided the Buckeyes to the Big Ten title today and a 113-43 record overall. Hession has guided Ohio State to three Big Ten titles in her eight-year tenure at Ohio State.%^$

The All-Big Ten Conference team was also announced today. Three OSU golfers – the most of any school – highlighted the list. Natalie Mosher (Sr., New Philadelphia, Ohio), Amber Amstutz (Jr., Leo, Ind.) and Lisa Strom (Jr., North Wales, Pa.) all made the all-conference team for the Buckeyes.%^$

Mosher has paced the Buckeyes throughout the season with an average of 75.7 strokes per round. She finished in a tie for third place at the Big Ten Championship. Amstutz has caught fire of late, finishing second in her last two competitions. She shot a 304 in the Big Ten Championship, falling three strokes short of Indiana’s Erin Carney, who was named Big Ten Player of the Year. Strom is second on the team in stroke average at 77.5. She finished in a tie for ninth place at the Big Ten Championship.%^$

The 15th-ranked Buckeyes return to action Thursday at the NCAA East Regional in Blythewood, S.C.%^$

1998-99 All-Big Ten Conference Team%^$Erin Carney, Indiana**%^$Kasey Gant, Michigan State%^$Emily Bastel, Michigan State$$%^$Natalie Mosher, Ohio State%^$Angela Blythe, Purdue%^$Stacy Orschell, Purdue%^$Amber Amstutz, Ohio State%^$Emily Gilley, Northwestern%^$Lisa Strom, Ohio State%^$Laura Hammond, Penn State%^$

** Player of the Year%^$$$ Freshman of the Year