Four Lady Bears Named To Academic All-Big 12 Women's Golf Team

April 16, 2002

WACO, Texas - Four Baylor women's golf student-athletes were named to the 2002 Academic All-Big 12 Team, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Senior Tara Bateman and juniors Melanie Hagewood and Hanna-Sofia Svenningsson were honored to the league's first team. Senior Jennie Persson was named to the second team.

Baylor tied Texas A&M with the second-most representatives on the 39-player teams, trailing Oklahoma's nine selections. This is the second-straight selection for Bateman, Hagewood and Svenningsson, and it is the first selection for Persson.

The academic all-league squad consists of 34 first-team and five second team members. First-team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.2 or better grade-point-average, while the second team are those who have a 3.0 to 3.19 GPA.

To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 grade point average or higher and must have participated in 60 percent of his team's scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are eligible.

2002 Women's Golf Academic All-Big 12

First Team (3.20-plus grade point average)
Name            	        Class	Major	                Hometown
Tara Bateman	                Sr.	General Studies	        Phoenix, Ariz.
Melanie Hagewood	        Jr.	Mechanical Engineering	Clarksville, Tenn.
Hanna-Sofia Svenningsson	Jr.	Finance	                Gislaved, Sweden

Second Team (3.0 to 3.19 grade point average) Jennie Persson Sr. Marketing Falkenberg, Sweden



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