LSU women?s golf coach Karen Bahnsen and the school’s athletics department received signed Southeastern Conference financial aid papers from Lindsay Gahm, a transfer from Indiana University.

Gahm, who is a native of Louisville, Ky., will be eligible immediately and could begin her sophomore season with the first tournament of the 2011-12 season in September.

“We are very excited about having Lindsay join our team for the coming season,” said Bahnsen. “She will be a great addition to our program.”

Gahm was chosen Big Ten Freshman of the Year and second-team All-Big Ten after topping Indiana with a stroke average of 75.45. Her best outing was at the Lady Northern Invitational where she tied for third with a 3-under 213 (70-69-74).

Her best rounds of the season were a pair of 65s that she shot to finish tied for fourth at the Challenge at Onion Creek.


FOUR SWIMMERS COMPETE WEDNESDAY AT US NATIONAL MEET: In Palo Alto, Calif., four LSU swimmers wrapped up their second day of competition Wednesday at the ConocoPhillips US Nationals at Stanford.

Amanda Kendall blasted through preliminaries with a personal best in the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 2 minutes, 1.86 seconds. That time put her in her second ‘C’ final of the week.

Kendall improved her 200 time in the “C” final with a mark of 2:00.14 and finished 22nd overall. Her “C” final time was 12th out of 30 swimmers.

Kendall will swim the 100 freestyle Saturday.

Nick Kunkel set a personal record in the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.67. He will compete in the 200 backstroke Saturday.

Chelsea Griffiths competed in the 100 backstroke and swam a PR of 1:05.71.

Jana Ruimerman also swam in the 100 backstroke and posted a mark of 1:06.58. She will be competing in the 200 backstroke Friday.


TOP LSU PLAYERS ON WATCH LISTS: The writers of have recognized four LSU soccer players as candidates for its inaugural positional awards.

Seniors Taryne Boudreau, Allysha Chapman and Natalie Martineau and sophomore Megan Kinneman are on the watch list for their positions

Chapman and Martineau are among the 50 nominees for the AWK Midfielder of the Year award, while Kinneman has been selected among the 25 preseason candidates for the AWK Golden Glove Award that will be given to the

  • ation?s top goalkeeper for 2011.

Also, LSU?s Canadian trio of Boudreau, Chapman and Martineau are among 53 internationals garnering preseason consideration as the AWK International Player of the Year.

Fans can go to for information on online voting for the award.