May 21, 2005
SUNRIVER, Ore. – Ohio State women’s golfer Kristen White (Sr., Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East) was named a 2005 National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) First Team All-American Friday at the annual NGCA awards banquet at the site of the NCAA championships in Sunriver, Ore. Classmate Lindsay Knowlton (Toronto, Ontario.Havergal College) was named a second team All-American.
White becomes the first three-time All-American in the history of the Ohio State women’s golf program. She was named NGCA second team All-America as a sophomore and as a junior. White also is just the third first team All-American honoree for Ohio State. The first was Cheryl Stacey in 1985, and White’s former teammate Allison Hanna was the second in 2004.
White was named Big Ten player of the year for the second time in her career in 2005 and also earned medalist honors at the Big Ten championships in April. She led the team with a 73.59 stroke average and competed in 145 of the team’s 150 rounds over her four years.
Knowlton was second on the team with a 74.02 stroke average. She was named first team all-conference earlier this season and won her first career tournament at the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational in April. Knowlton earned her first NGCA All-America honor.
White and Knowlton are the 12th and 13th All-America selections, respectively, in the history of the women’s golf program at Ohio State.
Additionally, sophomore Dana Je (Orlando, Fla./Montverde Academy), White and Knowlton were named to the all-regional team. Je and White tied for seventh at the NCAA east regional, while Knowlton tied for 10th.