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April 30, 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State’s Dana Je (Jr., Orlando, Fla./Montverde Academy) was named first team All-Big Ten following the 2006 Big Ten Championships, Sunday. The Buckeyes finished second at the championships, which were held in Bloomington, Ind., over the weekend.

Je finished the championships tied for eighth, totaling 298. She shaved three strokes from her third round score to record the Buckeyes best final-round score (73).

Carling Coffing (So, Middletown, Ohio/Middletown) and Stephanie Connelly (Fr., Pasadena, Md./The Pendleton School) garnered second team All-Big Ten honors for the Buckeyes. Coffing had the best finish of the Buckeyes at the conference championships. She tied for second (292), one shot behind the event’s medalist. Connelly tied for 15th. She shot 303 at her first Big Ten championships.

Jennifer Selfinger (Sr., Columbus, Ohio/Groveport Madison) was named Ohio State’s sportsmanship honoree. She notched two eagles during the opening round of the league tournament and finished 18th (305).

Up next for Ohio State is the 2006 NCAA Regional Championships, May 11-13 at a location to be announced.

The season ends back in Columbus, Ohio, for the 2006 NCAA Women’s Golf Championships. The event will take place at The Ohio State Scarlet Course May 23-26.

2006 Women’s Golf All-Big Ten First Team Dana Je – Ohio State Shannon Johnson – Indiana Sara Brown – Michigan State Maria Hernandez – Purdue Christel Boeljon – Purdue Onnarin Sattayabanphot – Purdue
All-Big Ten Second Team Amy Schmucker – Michigan Myrte Eikenaar – Purdue Stephanie Connelly – Ohio State Carling Coffing – Ohio State Alice Kim – Northwestern Maggie Lester – Penn State
Freshman of the Year Christel Boeljon – Purdue
Player of the Year Onnarin Sattayabanphot – Purdue
Coach of the Year Devon Brouse – Purdue
Sportsmanship Honorees Megan Godfrey – Illinois Elaine Harris – Indiana Karla Murra – Iowa Amy Schmucker – Michigan Sara Brown – Michigan State Emily Brand – Minnesota Heather Scholten – Northwestern Jennifer Selfinger – Ohio State Amber Weinerth – Penn State Onnarin Sattayabanphot – Purdue Lindsay McMillan – Wisconsin