IRVING, Texas - East Carolina senior golfer Adrienne Millican added another honor to her name today as she was named to the Conference USA Women's Golf All-Decade Team.
Conference USA is celebrating its 10th anniversary during the 2004-05 season. In conjunction, the league is naming a Team of the Decade for each of the conference's 19 sports. Women's Golf is the latest sport to have its All-Decade team released and the squad is led by former TCU star Brooke Tull, a three-time C-USA Player of the Year, who was named the Athlete of the Decade. The Women's Golf Coach of the Decade award was won by USF's Susan Holt, who has led the Bulls to five C-USA championships. Voting on the awards was done by each of the league's current women's golf coaches.
Tulane had the most selections on the All-Decade Team with three, while Memphis and USF each placed two members on the squad. East Carolina, TCU and UAB each had one representative on the team.
"This is a great honor for Adrienne," said Head Coach Kevin Williams. "She has had a wonderfully consistent career at ECU. I've told many people that she is arguably the best golfer, male or female, to every play for the Pirates. I've been very lucky and fortunate to coach her for four years."
Millican and her Pirate teammates will participate in the C-USA Golf Championships next Monday thru Wednesday April 18-20 in Memphis, Tenn.
C-USA WOMEN'S GOLF ALL-DECADE TEAM
Brooke Tull, TCU (2001-04) - ATHLETE OF THE DECADE
Named Conference USA Golfer of the Year all three years she competed in C-USA...first-team all-conference three years in a row...two-time TCU Female Athlete of the Year...low round of 67, 75.58 stroke average....Four career wins...42 total tournaments, 32 top-20 finishes, 21 top-10 finishes...posted three post-70 scores in junior year, the most ever in a single season by a Frog...Conference USA medalist 2002...provisionally qualified for 2005 LPGA...third team All-American.
Adrienne Millican, East Carolina (2001-present)
A two-time All C-USA performer (first-team 2003-04 and second-team 2002-03) who has been ranked amongst the top 100 collegiate golfers in the country the last three seasons... holds the ECU career scoring average 75.58...Holds three of the top-five 54-hole scores and 12 of the top-24...Recorded five career tournament victories, with 22 top-10 finishes and 30 top-20's... Completed fall (2004) season with a national-ranking of 33 by Golf Stat and 77 by Golfweek...first ECU women's golfer in the modern era to participate in the NCAA Championships as an individual (t-34th)...Named Golfer of the Month (March 2004)...Named to the 2002 C-USA All Freshman Team after capturing five top-10 finishes...Has helped ECU to seven team tournament titles and a 2003 NCAA East Regional berth.
Meaghan Francella, Memphis (2000-02)
A two-time all-conference selection (2001, 2002) … Named the C-USA Freshman of the Year in 2001 … A C-USA Player of the Month Selection … Advanced to the NCAA Championship in 2001 after an 11th place finish in the West Regional … Named to the NCAA Regional East team in 2002 … Helped the Tigers win the C-USA Championship in 2001 by taking first place individually … Also medaled at the Edwin Watts/Carolina Classic in 2001 … Her 75.8 career average is the lowest ever at Memphis.
Kim Hunt, Memphis (1993-97)
A two-time all-conference performer (1996, 1997) … Named the Conference USA Player of the Year in 1997 … Earned medalist honors in the 1997 C-USA Championship to help Memphis take first place in the tournament … Competed in two NCAA East Regionals (1996, 1997) … An All-Great Midwest Conference team selection in 1994 … Inducted into the M-Club Hall of Fame.
Pam Buff, Tulane (1997-2001)
Three-time first-team All-Conference USA selection (1998-2000) and a three-time C-USA Player of the Year honoree…named NGCA All-American in 1999 when she set a school record with a 74.79 stroke/round average…won three tournaments, including the 1998 and 1999 C-USA Championship, and qualified as an individual for the NCAA Regionals both years…set school 54-hole record with a 217 at Palmetto Intercollegiate (Nov. 99), including a single-round record 68 in the third round…also graduated as TU's career stroke average leader (76.97)…1998 C-USA & Louisiana Freshman of the Year…C-USA Commissioner's List in 1999 and 2000.
Christy Carter, Tulane (1995-99)
First-team All C-USA in 1997 and 1998…first golfer in TU history to win a tournament (96 USF Invitational) and also to qualify for the NCAA Regional (1997)…graduated as Tulane's No. 2 career leader in stroke average with a 78.50 mark…named to C-USA Commissioner's List from 1997-99 (Academic Medal in 1999), tabbed C-USA Women's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1997 and 1998, named NGCA All-Scholar from 1997-99, and earned Regional Academic honors in 1997 and 1999.
Carolin Landmann, Tulane (2000-04)
Three-time All C-USA honoree, picking up first-team recognition in 2001 and 2002, and second-team honors in 2003…won three tournaments during her career, and helped Tulane claim its first C-USA Championship as a senior…holds Tulane single-round record with a 67 at the USF/Beacon Woods Invitational in Oct. 2002, and three of the school's top seven performances…set school 54-hole mark with a 216 at the Beacon Woods, ranks second in career scoring average (76.79) and as high as third in single-season stroke average (74.91 in 2002-03)…C-USA Commissioner's List in 2002 and 2003, and NGCA All-Scholar in '02.
Brooke Mangan, UAB (2001-present)
Has established herself as most accomplished golfer in UAB women's golf history … has earned All-Conference USA honors in all three of her seasons thus far … named to league All-Freshman team in 2002 and has earned back-to-back third team all-league honors as a sophomore and junior … notched three straight top-10 finishes in C-USA Tournaments … member of 2003 Conference USA All-Tournament team after a tie for fourth place … finished tied for eighth in 2002 and tied for seventh in C-USA Tournament in 2004 … winner of a school record three individual tournament titles … holds UAB career low round of 68 … holds four of the lowest seven 18-hole rounds in UAB history … three-time Commissioner's Honor Roll recipient and 2003-04 Commissioners Academic Medal winner.
Angie Connell, USF (1996-1999)
Three-time first team All-Conference USA performer, earning accolades in 1998, 1999 and 2000...Recorded a pair of second place finishes and one third in her Conference USA Championship appearances…Was named to the C-USA All-Tournament team in 2000…Earned C-USA Golfer of the Month honors twice in her career.
Kelly Lagedrost, USF (1998-2001)
The Conference USA Player of the Year in 2001 and a four-time First Team All-C-USA member...Recorded two second places, a fifth and a seventh in her four C-USA Tournaments...Led USF to the NCAA Regionals three times and advanced to the NCAA Championships in one of those three appearances…. Was named to the C-USA All-Tournament team in 2000….Advanced to NCAA Finals as an individual in 1999 and was the Co-Medalist at NCAA East Regional….First Team All-American in 1999….Honored by the National Golf Coaches Association as an All-America Scholar in 2000…Currently is on the LPGA Tour.
C-USA WOMEN'S GOLF COACH OF THE DECADE
Susan Holt, USF (1995-present)
In nine C-USA Championships, Holt has led USF to five titles, one second place finish and three third place finishes…She also has been named C-USA Coach of the Year four times through the first nine years of the league…Under her tutelage, USF has captured 16 tournament titles and were the runners-up in 13 others…Since she arrived at USF, 20 players have been named to the C-USA All-Conference team and 16 have earned the Conference USA Academic Medal of Honor.