September 4, 2012
BIG 12 HONOR
Baylor's Ludlow wins for her defense
IRVING, Texas Ė Baylor soccer defender Kat Ludlow earned the Big 12ís Defensive Player of the Week honor for her efforts in the teamís two victories last week.
The Colleyville, Texas-native was part of a Baylor defense that posted two shutouts in three days as the Bears (5-1) took down Nebraska, 3-0, on Friday, and McNeese State, 5-0, on Sunday. In those two contests, Ludlow played 97 minutes, while helping the BU defense surrender only three shots.
During the win against Nebraska, Ludlow earned an assist on the first goal of the game. In the 18th minute, she headed along a ball between two Cornhusker defenders to forward Dana Larsen. The pass enabled Larsen to score the game winner in a near one-on-one situation with the NU goalkeeper.
Two days later versus McNeese State, the junior headed in a free ball in the 32nd minute for her third goal of the season. Following a corner kick by the Bears, the ball stayed in the air by glancing off of a McNeese State player allowing Ludlow to rise up and redirect it into the corner of the net.
Ludlow is the first Baylor player to be recognized by the league since Dana Larsen won the Big 12ís offensive award on October 18, 2011. A week earlier BU goalkeeper Courtney Seelhorst was honored with the conferenceís defensive accolade.