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2008-09 outlook

Oklahomastatelogolatest

Predicted champion: Oklahoma State

Predicted player of the year: Rickie Fowler, Oklahoma State

Predicted freshman of the year: Peter Uihlein, Oklahoma State

NCAA Regional bound: Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Baylor, Colorado

Team on the rise: Texas

Biggest question mark: Texas A&M

Wouldn't surprise me to see: Oklahoma State senior Trent Leon, a two-time All-American and member of the 2006 NCAA Championship team, lose his spot in starting line-up given how strong the incoming freshmen class is in Stillwater, and the improvement by those already on the roster.

__Would shock me to see:__Texas A&M senior Bronson Burgoon not return to the All-American form he showed in 2006-07.

__2007-08 Accolades

Team champion:__ Oklahoma State__

Player of the year:__ Rickie Fowler, Oklahoma State__

Freshman of the year:__ Rickie Fowler, Oklahoma State__

Coach of the year__: Mike McGraw, Oklahoma State__

Big 12 medalist:__ Rickie Fowler, Oklahoma State__

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All-Big 12 First team:

Chris Baker, Iowa State[

Rickie Fowler

](http://www.okstate.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=1708&SPID=156&DB_OEM_ID=200&ATCLID=1290339&Q_SEASON=2008), Oklahoma State*[

Charlie Holland

](http://www.texassports.com/sports/m-golf/mtt/holland_charles00.html), Texas*[

Bobby Hudson

](http://www.texassports.com/sports/m-golf/mtt/hudson_bobby00.html), Texas*

Robert Gates, Texas A&M[

Trent Leon

](http://www.okstate.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=1708&SPID=156&DB_OEM_ID=200&ATCLID=224528&Q_SEASON=2008), Oklahoma State*

Garrett Merrell, Texas Tech*[

Kevin Tway

](http://www.okstate.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=1708&SPID=156&DB_OEM_ID=200&ATCLID=1290334&Q_SEASON=2008), Oklahoma State*[

Chris Ward

](http://texastech.cstv.com/sports/m-golf/mtt/ward_chris00.html), Texas Tech*[

Colton Williams

](http://baylorbears.cstv.com/sports/m-golf/mtt/williams_colton00.html), Baylor*

  • returns in 2008-09

2008-09 predicted finish:

  1. Oklahoma State

  2. Texas A&M

  3. Texas

  4. Texas Tech

  5. Oklahoma

  6. Baylor

  7. Colorado

  8. Kansas State

  9. Kansas

  10. Missouri

  11. Iowa State

  12. Nebraska

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__WOMEN

2008-09 outlook

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Oklahomastatelogolatest_2

Predicted champion: Oklahoma State__

Predicted player of the year:__ Jaclyn Sweeney, Oklahoma State__

Predicted freshman of the year:__ Caroline Hedwell, Oklahoma State__

NCAA Regional bound:__ Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Missouri, Kansas__

Team on the rise:__ Oklahoma State__

Biggest question mark:__ Texas A&M__

Wouldn't surprise me to see:__ Oklahoma State's Caroline Hedwell, the British Ladies Amateur runner-up, actually grab not just top newcomer honors but also Big 12 POY.__

Would shock me to see:__ Anybody but Oklahoma State and Texas A&M seriously vie for the conference title.

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2007-08 Accolades

Team champion:__ Oklahoma State__

Player of the year:__ Pernilla Lindberg, Oklahoma State__

Freshman of the year:__ Jaclyn Sweeney, Oklahoma State__

Coach of the year:__ Laura Matthews, Oklahoma State__

Big 12 medalist:__ Jaclyn Sweeney, Oklahoma State__

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All-Big 12 First team:

Tammy Clelland, Oklahoma State[

Lauren Johnson

](http://www.aggieathletics.com/bios.php?SID=WGO&PID=7602&YOS=2009), Texas A&M*[

Karin Kinnerud

](http://www.okstate.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=1736&SPID=157&DB_OEM_ID=200&ATCLID=227732&Q_SEASON=2008), Oklahoma State*[

Pernilla Lindberg

](http://www.okstate.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=1736&SPID=157&DB_OEM_ID=200&ATCLID=227734&Q_SEASON=2008), Oklahoma State*

Danielle McVeigh, Texas A&M[

Emily Powers

](http://kuathletics.cstv.com/sports/w-golf/mtt/powers_emily00.html), Kansas*[

Julia Potter

](http://mutigers.cstv.com/sports/w-golf/mtt/potter_julia00.html), Missouri*

Ashley Rollins, Texas[

Jaclyn Sweeney

](http://www.okstate.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=1736&SPID=157&DB_OEM_ID=200&ATCLID=1374260&Q_SEASON=2008), Oklahoma State*[

Sarah Zwartynski

](http://http://www.aggieathletics.com/bios.php?SID=WGO&PID=8052&YOS=2009), Texas A&M*

  • returns in 2008-09

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2008-09 predicted finish:__

  1. Oklahoma State

  2. Texas A&M

  3. Texas

  4. Oklahoma

  5. Texas Tech

  6. Missouri

  7. Kansas

  8. Nebraska

  9. Iowa State

  10. Colorado

  11. Baylor

  12. Kansas State

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