PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers freshman Kortnie Maxoutopoulis (Pleasanton, Calif.) has been named to the 2012 All-BIG EAST Conference Women’s Golf Team as chosen by the league’s eight head coaches. The rookie made an immediate impact on the links in 2011-12, posting seven top 10 finishes, including two victories, in her initial season “On the Banks.”
“Kortnie is a very focused and hard working student-athlete,” said Head Women’s Golf Coach Maura Ballard. “We are extremely proud of all of her accomplishments this year and we are very excited about the bright future ahead.”
Maxoutopoulis competed in all nine tournaments, playing 23 rounds. She had a 75.39 stroke average to earn a 154 regional Golfstat rank.
The California native wasted little time making her presence felt on the collegiate leaderboard. She shot a 214 (70-73-71) to win her first event, the 80-player Bucknell Invitational (Sept. 10-11). After a third place finish with a 221 (76-71-74) at the 63-competitor Princeton Invitational, she proceeded to capture individual medalist honors once again at the 97-player Rutgers Invitational (October 14-15) with a 150 (75-75).
Maxoutopoulis finished among the top five in four of five fall events, including a fifth place showing at the Lehigh Invitational.
Her success extended into the spring. In four tournaments, Maxoutopoulis placed 13th or better in all, including three top 10 performances. She concluded her rookie campaign by placing tied for eighth with a 229 (75-78-76) at the highly competitive BIG EAST Championship. Her team-best showing helped the Scarlet Knight to a fifth place finish, their best ever in the league championship.
BIG EAST Player of the Year
Christina Miller, So., USF
BIG EAST Freshman of the Year
Ashley Armstrong, Fr., Notre Dame
BIG EAST Coach of the Year
Marci Kornegay, USF
All-BIG EAST Team
Andrea Malek, So., Cincinnati
Emily Haas, Fr., Louisville *
AnnaKarin Ljungstrom, Sr., Louisville
Katie Petrino, Fr., Louisville
Ashley Armstrong, Fr., Notre Dame *
Becca Huffer, Sr., Notre Dame *
Kristina Nhim, So., Notre Dame
Kortnie Maxoutopoulis, Fr., Rutgers
Harin Lee, So., St. John’s *
Hannah Basalone, So., Seton Hall
Christina Miller, So., USF *
Kelli Pry, Sr., USF
Shena Yang, Jr., USF *