OSU’s Caroline Hedwall Receives Honda Award
STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State’s Caroline Hedwall has been named the
recipient of the 2009-2010 Honda Sports Award as the nation’s top female
The honor was based on the results of national balloting among 1,000
member schools as part of the Collegiate Women Sports Awards program and
honors the top woman collegiate athlete in her respective sport. The Honda
Sports Award is given annually to the top women athletes in 12
-sanctioned sports, along with automatic eligibility to become a “Top
Three” finalist for the Collegiate Female Athlete of the Year.
“I am very proud of Caroline and all she accomplished this season. Not only
was her performance on the course and in the class room exceptional, she
developed into a tremendous leader and set a high standard for our young
team to follow as well,” Head Coach Annie Young said.
Last month, Hedwall made history by becoming the first Cowgirl to claim
medalist honors at the Championship and was also the first player to be
named the National Golf Coaches Association¹s National Player of the Year.
Hedwall won five times during her sophomore season, including four victories
in eight starts during the spring campaign and did not finish outside the
top four during that stretch. The Loddekopinge, Sweden product shattered her
own school record with a stroke average of 71.14.
Named the Big 12 Player of the Year twice, Hedwall was also named a
first-team All-American for the second-straight year.
Hedwall was joined on this year¹s ballot by Cydney Clanton of Auburn,
Jennifer Johnson of Arizona State and Southern California’s Jennifer Song.