DICKSON, TN - Marisa Kamelgarn, Vanessa Bognot, Anna Appert Lund, Katie Rice and Linnea Scholin have all earned Ohio Valley Conference awards for the 2012-13 women’s golf season.
This marks the third consecutive year that five Morehead State women’s golfers have earned OVC postseason awards. The league has 10 women’s golf programs and no other can make that claim.
"Congratulations to these five young ladies," Head Coach Stephanie Barker said. "They all represent Morehead State well because they are talented golfers, very good students and outstanding people."
Kamelgarn, Bognot, Appert Lund and Rice have all been named to the 10-person All-OVC team, while Appert Lund, Rice and Scholin are all part of the six-person OVC All-Newcomer squad.
Appert Lund has also been tabbed as the league’s Freshman of the Year, which gives MSU the honor for the third time in the past four years. Kamelgarn won in 2010, while Bognot won in 2012.
"Our program is earning respect from coaches throughout this conference, which is terrific to see," Barker said. "Five out of our nine golfers this year are earning postseason awards, which is over half the team. I think that really speaks to the talent and depth we have from top to bottom."
Morehead State becomes just the third OVC women’s golf team to place four individuals on the All-OVC squad in the same season. In addition, Kamelgarn becomes just the fourth individual in OVC women’s golf history to earn all-conference accolades four straight seasons.
Kamelgarn, a senior from Mahopac, NY, entered the OVC Championship second in the league with a 76.0 stroke average. She has two top-10 finishes and one tournament victory in 2012-13.
Bognot, a sophomore from Granada Hills, Calif., entered the league tournament eighth in the conference with a 77.7 stroke average. She owns one top-10 effort on the school year.
Appert Lund, a freshman from Bromma, Sweden, entered the OVC Championship first in the league with a 75.6 stroke average. She has five top-10 finishes and one tournament win in 2012-13.
Rice, a first-year player from Oxnard, Calif., entered the league tournament seventh in the conference with a 77.6 stroke average. She owns two top-10 performances on the school year.
Scholin, a freshman from Sollentuna, Sweden, owns a 78.4 stroke average, which ranks 10th in the conference. She has managed three-top 10 efforts and one tournament win in 2012-13.
"I also want to give credit to Amalie (Schott Munck), Sofia (Pettersson), Hannah (Sublett) and Krista (Power) for pushing these five young ladies to be the best they can be," Barker said. "Individual awards are typically a byproduct of team success and everyone has contributed this year."
Morehead State has claimed a league-best seven OVC Golfer of the Week awards in 2012-13. Kamelgarn, Appert Lund and Rice have tallied two apiece, while Scholin has notched one.
The 2013 OVC Women’s Golf Championship, which was being held at GreyStone Golf Course in Dickson, Tenn., continued Monday and wrapped up Tuesday.
Morehead State captured the league title in 2011 - its first in school history - and finished second in 2012. The Eagles are tied for second after 18 holes this year.
"Our goal each season is to win the OVC Championship, and we have an opportunity to do that again this year," Barker added. "We had a decent first round today, and we’re excited about the remainder of the tournament to see how we do. It should be an exciting finish."
The annual Coach of the Year, Golfer of the Year, All-Tournament Team and Tournament Most Valuable Player awards will be presented after the final round.
MSU has had an OVC Golfer of the Year honor in each of the past two campaigns. Emma Jonsson won as a senior in 2011 and Kamelgarn as a junior in 2012.