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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Women's Golf records ninth place finish...Greenwell injured in 3X3


-Anna Karin Ljungstrom leads women's golf in tournament

-Greenwell tears ACL.

-What's your take?

The University of Louisville women's golf team began their fall season participating in the Ptarmigan Ram Classic in Fort Collins, CO. The five-iron
Cards finished ninth overall in the three day event.

UofL golfer Katie Petrino
Leading the way for Louisville was junior Anna Karin Ljungstrom. She fired a 228 for the meet...finishing with a final day 77. Maria Castellanos finished with a 229. The senior had a 79 to complete her 3rd round. Red shirt freshman Katie Petrino recorded a 230.

Also participating for Louisville were:

Tara Lyons - 232
Emily Haas - 232
Sara Karlsson - 232
Maike Klein - 245

Louisville returns home and will host the Wild Eggs Cardinal Cup next week at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. The two day event starts Monday Sept. 19th.


Louisville women's basketball target and Owensboro Catholic junior Becca Greenwell has torn the ACL in her right knee while participating for the USA in the FIBA 3x3 Championships.

Early reports are that she does not have surgery scheduled yet...preferring to wait and find the best surgeon available for the operation.

Greenwell is ranked #5 in the ESPN Top 100 for 2013 and #2 at the guard position.

CARDINAL COUPLE staff columnist Jenny O' Bryan fills us in:

Becca reported to ESPN that she tore her ACL in the semi-final game of the USA Basketball Girls 3x3 Youth World Championships while playing Italy -in Italy- this past Sunday.

Becca was one of four USA high school girls chosen to play in Italy for the games. The USA had gone undefeated until Becca's injury, but were sidelined after that...since fellow USA player Taya Reimer was already suffering with an ankle injury. The remaining players...Linnae Harper and Kaela Davis took the Italians to overtime before falling 21-19. The USA squad was awarded an honorary bronze medal for their incredible effort on the court.

Becca had a tremendous summer - culminating with the invitation to play in Italy. She started earlier this year for the U16 team playing in Merida, Mexico and helped lead her squad to a gold medal. Greenwell was co-MVP for the tournament and had several record-breaking performances. After that, she joined her club team Tennessee Flight and was spectacular on the summer AAU circuit.

The Lady Cards are one of eight colleges vying for Becca's services.

Cardinal Nation wishes this star-in-the-making a swift and full recovery. WE look forward to more record-breaking stats coming from this young woman in the future. And maybe, just maybe, she will be wearing Cardinal Red while doing it...


Just a few days away from the annual (for now) UofL vs. UK football game. CARDINAL COUPLE wants to know how you see the outcome. Closest to the total score gets a gift certificate to...wait for it...Panera Bread! Here are our picks...

UK 20 -UofL 10 (OK, bring on the hate e-mails. I hope I'm wrong but Stein isn't the answer, unless you're in Germany drinking beer.)

UofL 14- UK 13 (Charlie's been slow-playing this one perfectly. The streak ends for UK)

David Watson
UK 33 - Louisville 28 (Cards blow a 4th quarter lead to the delight of Big Blue Nation)

Tommy Boy
UofL 24 - UK 21 (Vic finds his groove.)

Bill the Goat
UK 10 - UofL 7 (I'll be grazing in the parking area near the West Entrance - stop by!)

Send your predicition to: by 7 p.m. Saturday and we'll announce and contact the winner Sunday. Be sure to give us a way to contact you...e-mail or phone #. Good luck and GO CARDS!



  1. Hi Paul and Sonja~
    With the newest rankings Hoopgurlz released a couple of weeks ago Becca was bumped up to #5, previously #10, in her class.

  2. We'll take it! Thanks! Correction made.


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