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Morrone Named C-USA Newcomer of the Year

Kristyn Morrone

April 30, 2012

IRVING, Texas – Conference USA announced its 2012 women’s golf All-Conference teams on Monday and amongst the players honored was Marshall golfer, Kristyn Morrone.

Morrone was awarded the coveted Newcomer of the Year after being voted by the league’s head coaches.

The Texarkana Junior College transfer has been a steady performer for the Thundering Herd this season, playing in 16 rounds for the year and having a 72 shot round during the UNCW Seahawk Classic on March 24.

“I am really happy with the effort the Kristyn and her sister Caitlyn have put into this year and the way they have adjusted to playing at Marshall, commented head coach Meredith Knight Rowsey. “We are so thrilled that the Morrone sisters are here to stay at Marshall.”

The Pinehurst, N.C. native shot an 84.0 stroke average per round during the season and had her best finish in the EKU TriMatch on August 28, placing 20th individually.

Below is a list of the 2011-12 C-USA All-Conference Awards:

Golfer of the Year: Kristina Merkle, Tulsa

Freshman of the Year: Katie Mitchell, UCF

Newcomer of the Year: Kristyn Morrone, Marshall

Coach of the Year: Randy Keck, Tulsa

All-Conference USA First Team

  • Amy Otteson, East Carolina
  • Marissa Steen, Memphis
  • Maribel Lopez Porras, Tulane
  • Kristina Merkle, Tulsa
  • Marita Engzelius, Tulsa

All-Conference USA Second Team

  • Fanny Wolte, East Carolina
  • Felicia Espericueta, SMU
  • Katie Mitchell, UCF
  • Carolin Pinegger, UCF
  • Shang Fan Huang, UTEP

All-Conference USA Third Team

  • Katie Kirk, East Carolina
  • Gemma Dryburgh, Tulane
  • Ashley McKenney, Tulane
  • Samantha Troyanovich, Tulane
  • Kamryn Ruffin, Tulsa
  • Monifa Sealy, UCF



*Six players were named to the third team because of a tie in voting