Michael Furci Named All-BIG EAST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Just 10 days after Louisville and Georgetown took the women's and men's BIG EAST titles in Palm Harbor, Fla., the Cardinals and Hoyas added to their trophy cabinets. Both the Men's and Women's BIG EAST Player of the Year came from Louisville while GU's Tommy Hunter earned Men's Coach of the Year honors.
Louisville's Sara-Maude Juneau, the 2010 BIG EAST individual champion, was a unanimous selection as the BIG EAST Player of the Year and All-BIG EAST team member. She helped lead the Cardinals to their fourth conference title. The junior led the way as four Cardinals were selected to the All-BIG EAST team. Joining Juneau are Laura Anderson, Anna-Karin Ljungstrom and Daphne Parker. Parker was also a unanimous selection. The Cardinals will represent the BIG EAST at the NCAA Central Regional on May 6-8.
The BIG EAST Freshman of the Year was also a unanimous selection and an undisputed All-BIG EAST team member. USF's Shena Yang, who finished as the runner-up at the BIG EAST Champoinship at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Course, had a sensational rookie campaign as she is currently rated the No. 83 player in the country in the latest Golfstat rankings. USF is also home to the 2010 BIG EAST Women's Golf Coach of the Year. Head coach Marci Kornegay led the Bulls to a runner-up finish at the conference tournament and had two student-athletes unanimously honored on the All-BIG EAST team: Yang and senior Rachel Edwards.
Hunter led Georgetown to the 2010 men's BIG EAST title, his second at the helm of the Hoyas. The head coach is joined on the awards podium by All-BIG EAST selections Brandon Ellis and 2010 conference individual champ, Vincenzo Salina.
Louisville's Riley Wheeldon, a unanimous selection to the All-BIG EAST Team, was named the Men's BIG EAST Player of the Year. Wheeldon sported an impressive 73.45 stroke average and led the Cardinals at the BIG EAST Championship, finishing in a tie for eighth.
Freshman of the Year honors went to Seton Hall's Brandon Park. The rookie tied with Wheeldon for eighth at the conference championship and help the Pirates to a fourth place finish overall. Park stood out amongst the freshman class with a 74.13 scoring average.
2010 All-BIG EAST Women's Golf Team
Women's Player of the Year
Women's Freshman of the Year
Women's Coach of the Year
2010 All-BIG EAST Men's Golf Team
Men's Player of the Year
Men's Freshman of the Year
Men's Coach of the Year
* unanimous selection