Women's Golf
WG:Alex awarded All-SEC honors

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April 23, 2009

Vanderbilt freshman Marina Alex was named to the All-SEC Second Team and the All-SEC Freshman team for her accomplishments on the golf course this season, in an announcement made today by the SEC Office in Birmingham, Ala.

Alex led the team with a 74.4 stroke average and five top 20 finishes, and finished sixth in her first collegiate tournament, the Mason Rudolph Women's Championship. She played the number one position for the Commodores for most of the season, and her consistency was something Vanderbilt head coach Greg Allen could count on throughout the year.

"Marina really gives this team a spark and I think we all knew she was in for a special kind of year after making birdie on four of her final five holes in our first qualifier in September," said Allen. "She has proven that she can give us low scores and be a great leader. Having a freshman make the All-SEC team shows this program has a bright future."

Auburn head coach Kim Evans was named SEC Coach of the Year, Tiger student-athlete Candace Schepperle was named Player of the Year, Kentucky's Mallory Blackwelder was the SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year, and Georgia's Marta Silva Zamora was tabbed the SEC Freshman of the Year.

The entire list of the 2009 SEC Women's Golf Awards are listed below:

SEC COACH OF THE YEAR
Kim Evans, Auburn

SEC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Mallory Blackwelder, Kentucky

SEC GOLFER OF THE YEAR
Candace Schepperle, Auburn

SEC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Marta Silva Zamora, Georgia

FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC
Candace Schepperle, Auburn, Jr.
Megan McChrystal, LSU, So.
Dori Carter, Ole Miss, Sr.
Marta Silva Zamora, Georgia, Fr.
Jessica Yadloczky, Florida, So.
Mallory Hetzel, Georgia, Sr.
Cydney Clanton, Auburn, So.
Camilla Lennarth, Alabama, So.
Kathleen Ekey, Alabama, Sr.

SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC
Brooke Pancake, Alabama, Fr.
Nathalie Mansson, Tennessee, Fr.
Benedicte Toumpsin, So. Carolina, Jr.
Lucy Nunn, Arkansas, Sr.
Carolina Andrade, Georgia, Jr.
Marina Alex, Vanderbilt, Fr.
Nicole Smith, Tennessee, Sr.
Haley Wilson, Auburn, Fr.

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Marta Silva Zamora, Georgia
Brooke Pancake, Alabama
Nathalie Mansson, Tennessee
Marina Alex, Vanderbilt
Haley Wilson, Auburn
Jacqueline Hedwall, LSU
Evan Jensen, Florida
Tessa Teachman, LSU



 

 

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