Kendra Little made more history Thursday and received All-Pac-10 Second Team laurels for the third straight season.WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – A day after she claimed UO’s highest-ever Pac-10 Championships finish, junior
The Eugene, Ore., native was one of eight members on the All-Pac-10 Second Team selected by conference head coaches after she picked up similar honors in 2008 and ’09. Overall, among the eight-person first team, ASU had the most selections (3), followed by UCLA (2), USC (2) and Arizona (1).
On the second team, five other teams besides Oregon sported honorees – Stanford (2), UCLA (2), Arizona (1), Arizona State (1) and California (1),
Only one other Duck has received two honors, former great Paula Patterson, who picked up first- and second-team accolades in 1997 and ’98, respectively, and was also an honorable mention in ’96.
Altogether, UO players have combined for eight first- and second-team All-Pac-10 honors and 17 honorable mention nods since 1993.
Overall in 2009-10, Little has paced UO in the final standings of six of its 10 tourneys, and 13 of the team’s 28 rounds. She opened the season with a pair of wins in the Branch Law Firm Invitational (71-68-68-207) and Giustina Memorial Classic (73-69-72-214) - the third and fourth individual titles of her collegiate career – and had three more top-10 finishes and five more top-30 efforts.
She also posted UO’s best five tourney scores of 2009-10, including a 12-under school record 207 from her first win of the fall. Among individual rounds, she has five under-par rounds this year, including a pair of five-under 68’s, and four more par scores (including two this week in the conference finale at the Eugene Country Club).
Earlier this week, Little and the No. 34 Ducks both placed third in the Pac-10 Championships individual and team standings, and each finish was one place better than the previous program bests.
Looking ahead to next Monday, April 26, the NCAA will announce the fields for the three, 24-team NCAA Regionals, set for Thursday-Saturday, May 6-8 in Columbus, Ind., Greenville, S.C., and Stanford, Calif. At those events, the top eight team finishers and two individuals not on a qualifying team will advance to the NCAA Championships set for Wilmington, N.C., Tuesday-Friday, May 18-21.
All-Pac-10 First Team
Carlota Ciganda, Arizona State
Jennifer Johnson, Arizona State
Stephanie Kono, UCLA
Sydnee Michaels, UCLA
Juliana Murcia, Arizona State
Margarita Ramos, Arizona
Lizette Salas, USC
Jennifer Song, USC
All-Pac-10 Second Team
Isabelle Boineau, Arizona
Brianna Do, UCLA
Rebecca Durham, Stanford
Joanne Lee, California
Kendra Little, Oregon
Tiffany Lua, UCLA
Jaclyn Sweeney, Arizona State
Sally Watson, Stanford
Anya Alvarez, Washington
Pia Halbig, California
Alejandra Llaneza, Arizona
Belen Mozo, USC
Sherylynn Popelka, Arizona
Cyna Rodriguez, USC
Kristina Wong, Stanford
Glory Yang, UCLA
All-Time Oregon Honorees – All-Pacific-10 Women's Golf Team
2010 Kendra Little (2nd)
2009 Kendra Little (2nd); Cathryn Bristow (HM)
2008 Cathryn Bristow (2nd); Kendra Little (2nd)
2007 Kim McCready (HM)
2006 Cathryn Bristow (HM)
2005 Johnna Nealy (2nd); Kim McCready (HM)
2004 Erin Andrews (HM)
2001 Jerilyn White (2nd)
2000 Pam Sowden (HM); Jerilyn White (HM)
1999 Karen Bristow (HM)
1998 Paula Patterson (2nd); Anika Heuser (HM); Kylie Wilson (HM)
1997 Paula Patterson (1st); Anika Heuser (HM); Kylie Wilson (HM)
1996 Paula Patterson (HM)
1995 Shannon Hare (HM)
1994 Cappy Mack (HM)
1993 Leigh Casey (HM); Shannon Maier (HM)
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Little Honored as UO’s First Three-Time All-Pac-10 Golf Pick
Release Date: 04/22/2010
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