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Gahm earns Big Ten Honors

April 26, 2011

April 26, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University freshman golfer Lindsay Gahm was rewarded for an outstanding rookie season, earning second-team All-Big Ten and Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors, the conference announced Tuesday.

Lindsay Gahm

Photo by Mike Dickbernd/IU Athletics

Lindsay Gahm

Gahm collects the Freshman of the Year award after closing out the season with the highest Sagarin rating among Big Ten newcomers. She finished tied for 21st at the conference championships with a 16-over 304. Gahm is the third Hoosier to earn the award and first since Jenny Gray won it in 1995.

"I am very proud of Lindsay and her accomplishments," said head coach Clint Wallman. "She is truly deserving and I believe she is one of the premier players in college golf. I look forward to watching her career unfold with great success along the way."

Gahm participated in 10 tournaments this season, posting four top-10 finishes and eight top-25 placings. Her top finish of the year came at the Lady Northern Invitational at the Lake Shore Country Club, where she placed tied for third. Gahm had eight rounds of par or better this season, including season-low rounds of 69 on three occasions.

In 30 rounds of play, Gahm led the Hoosiers in stroke average at 74.96. Her season is not yet over as she has been selected to compete as an individual at the NCAA Central Golf Regional, May 5-7 at the Warren Course on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. The top eight teams and top two individual competitors from the regional will advance to the NCAA Championships.

Also earning recognition from the Big Ten was junior Kristtini Cain, who was named the Hoosiers' Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner.