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Augustana, Nebraska-Omaha Places Pair on All-NCC First Team

Sioux Falls, S.D. -- Augustana and North Dakota placed two golfers each on first team of the All-North Central Conference Women's Golf Team that was announced today by the conference office. In addition, Nebraska-Omaha coach Tim Nelson was recognized as the league's women's golf Coach of the Year for the third time in his career. The awards are based on performances at the NCC Championships.

Nebraska-Omaha won the 2006 North Central Conference Championship on October 9 with an five-stroke victory over Augustana. Augustana's Courtney Belanger defeated Nebraska-Omaha's Lindsay Newton on the first playoff hole to claim the individual title. The duo was three strokes ahead of Nebraska-Omaha's Lynn Mulligan in third place.

The league selections are highlighted by Augustana's Carley Roach making her third appearance on the team as a junior.


Here is the 2006 All-NCC women's golf team:

First Team 2006 Championships

Name Team Hometown Year Score Place

Courtney Belanger Augustana Phoenix, Ariz. Fr. 235 1st (won playoff)

Sarah Lucken North Dakota Fosston, Minn. Jr. 243 5th

Lynn Mulligan Nebraska-Omaha Kansas City, Mo. Jr. 238 3rd

Lindsey Newton Nebraska-Omaha North Platte, Neb. Jr. 235 2nd

Carley Roach** Augustana Brookings, S.D. Jr. 241 4th

Second Team 2006 Championships

Name Team Hometown Year Score Place

Amanda Kaler North Dakota Fargo, N.D. So. 247 T7th

Joelle Kowalczyk Augustana Plymouth, Minn. Jr. 249 T10th

Kristi Lucken North Dakota Fosston, Minn. Fr. 247 T7th

Erin Ommen Nebraska-Omaha Omaha, Neb. Fr. 247 T7th

Laura Strautz Augustana Marshall, Minn. Fr. 249 T10th

Amanda Young South Dakota Mitchell, S.D. Sr. 246 6th

**--Three-time selection (first team only)

Coach of the Year -- Tim Nelson, Nebraska-Omaha