Three Commodores honored by SEC
May 2, 2014
The Vanderbilt women's golf team has had quite the season in 2013-14, and on Friday, the Southeastern Conference honored three Commodore golfers as all-conference selections. Freshman Simin Feng was named the Freshman of the Year and a first-team All-SEC and All-Freshman team selection, sophomore Jennifer Hahn was named to the All-SEC Second Team, and freshman Antonia Scherer was named to the All-Freshman Team.
Feng, from Windermere, Fla., earned her honors after winning two individual titles in her freshman campaign, including the Central District Invitational and the SEC Championship, which automatically placed her on the All-SEC First Team. She was named the SEC Golfer of the Week for her win at the Central District, and the national player of the week by Golfweek.com after her win at the SEC Championship, and has had three other top five finishes this season, finishing in fifth at the Mason Rudolph Championship, and third at the Darius Rucker and the 3M Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate. Feng averages a team-low 71.96 stroke average in 24 rounds this season.
Hahn, from Las Vegas, Nev., was named to the All-SEC Second Team this year after being named to the All-Freshman team a year ago. Hahn has played in 24 rounds this season, and has a 73.33 stroke average. She finished second at the Tar Heel, her best finish of her career, and also posted two other top 10 finishes - at the 3M Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate (T-6th) and the SEC Championship (9th).
Scherer, in her first season from Aystetten, Germany, has played in all 27 rounds as a true freshman and posted a 76.92 stroke average. Her best finish of the season came at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in Hilton Head, S.C., earlier this season, when she finished in a tie for 11th, and posted a career-low 67 in the first round of the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational, where she finished in a tie for 14th.
Feng is Vanderbilt's first ever Freshman of the Year honoree, and this year's selection of three Commodores to an All-SEC team is the most since Vanderbilt had four players honored by the league in 2004.
"I've just been so proud of my entire team all year long and really excited that a few of them are getting rewarded for their hard work," said Vanderbilt head coach Greg Allen. "Simin and Toni have obviously made a huge impact on our team as freshmen and I'm happy for them. After Simin's domination at the Sec Championship, I would've called for a revote if she didn't get sec freshman of the year. Jenn's had a solid year and some really good finishes for us so I'm glad the SEC coaches acknowledged that."
2014 SEC Women’s Golf Awards
SEC Coach of the Year
SEC Golfer of the Year
SEC Freshman of the Year
SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
SEC All-Freshman Team
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