Porvasnik Earns WGCA All-American Honorable Mention
May 29, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Freshman golfer Jessica Porvasnik earned national recognition on Thursday (May 29), selected by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) for its Honorable Mention All-American Team. The Buckeye is one of 40 student-athletes nationally to comprise the First, Second and Honorable Mention All-American squads.
Porvasnik was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year in late April after leading Ohio State to a Big Ten Championship and capturing B1G medalist honors individually. She was also the winner of the Mary Fossum Award, presented for the lowest stroke average relative to par for the season. Porvasnik won the Westbrook Spring Invitational as well, picking up Big Ten Player of the Week accolades for her efforts which included a school-record round of 65. She paced the Buckeyes with a 73.35 round average on the season, playing in all 40 rounds.
The native Buckeye (Hinckley, Ohio) becomes Ohio State's 12th different All-American accumulating a total of 14 national recognitions, and just the second to be named honorable mention.
In addition to an impressive collegiate season, Porvasnik has also qualified to compete in the 2014 U.S. Women's Open (June 19-22). She grabbed her spot in the LPGA major championship field by carding back-to-back rounds of 73 to place second at one of 24 sectional qualifying sites (Butler Country Club in Butler, Pa.).
OHIO STATE ALL-AMERICANS
FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICANS
Allison Hanna - 2004
Cheryl Stacy - 1985
Kristen White - 2005
SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICANS
Tami Dougan - 1993
Allison Hanna - 2003
Cathy Kratzert - 1983
Cheryl Stacy - 1984
Mollie Fankhauser - 2001, 2002
Kristen White - 2003, 2004
Lindsay Knowlton - 2005
HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICANS
Amy Langhals - 1997
Jessica Porvasnik - 2014
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