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Pair of Chanticleers Earn All-Big South Honors

Both Brittany Henderson and Kaitlin Higginbotham are two-time All-Big South honorees.

       

April 9, 2012

NINETY SIX, S.C. - Coastal Carolina women's golfers Brittany Henderson and Kaitlin Higginbotham were voted All-Big South by the league's coaches. Additionally, Henderson was also named to the conference's All-Academic team. The announcement was made at the annual banquet following Monday's opening round of the Big South Women's Golf Championships, held at The Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six.

Henderson receives her second All-Big South honor. Last season, she placed fourth at the Big South Championships to earn a spot on the team. Additionally, the junior is the conference's top ranked individual with a 191 ranking by Golfweek. This season, Henderson led Coastal Carolina with a 75.92 scoring average (74.46 during the spring) and was the team's top finisher in three of five spring events, carding two top 10 finishes with a career-best tying finish of second at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational. Of her 25 rounds in 2011-12, five were par or better.

While excelling on the course, the Smiths Falls, Ontario, native also excels in the classroom, posting a 3.963 cumulative GPA as a Business Management/Professional Golf Management double major to earn Academic All-Big South honors.

The All-Conference plaudit is Higginbotham's second consecutive as well. A native of Norman, Okla., Higginbotham was the Chanticleers' top finisher in each of the team's five fall events. The senior has posted a pair of rounds of at least par this season, including Coastal's only round in the 60's with a 69 in the first round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge. The lone Chanticleer senior has one top 20 finish on the year. Her 76.24 scoring average is good for sixth in the Big South.

The five remaining All-Conference performers will be determined by their finish in the conference championship.

2012 Big South Conference Women's Golf Award Winners

All-Conference
Kaylin Yost, Soph., Campbell
Brittany Henderson, Jr., Coastal Carolina
Michelle Koh, Sr., Campbell
Kaitlin Higginbotham, Sr., Coastal Carolina
Lisbeth Brooks, Fr., Campbell

All-Academic Team
Minjoo Lee, Sr., Bucknell
Kaylin Yost, Soph., Campbell
Amanda D'Ostroph, Jr., Charleston Southern
Brittany Henderson, Jr., Coastal Carolina
Courtney Finocchiaro, Sr., Gardner-Webb
Margaret Suchan, Soph., High Point
Ellie DeLuca, Sr., Holy Cross
Micah Dowling, Jr., Presbyterian College
Kirsty Condon, Soph., Radford
Katie Bolling, Sr., Winthrop

Golfer of the Year
Kaylin Yost, Soph., Campbell

Freshman of the Year
Lisbeth Brooks, Campbell

Coach of the Year
John Crooks, Campbell

Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Amanda D'Ostroph, Jr., Charleston Southern