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Lewis earns academic honor

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lewis earns academic honor

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas junior golfer Stacy Lewis earned selection to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Golf Team recently. Lewis, entering her junior season with the Lady Razorbacks, is making her second appearance on the all-scholar team and maintains a 3.725 grade point average with a double major in accounting and finance at Arkansas. "Stacy is the epitome of what a student-athlete should be," said Arkansas head coach Kelley Hester. "She is very disciplined on the golf course and in the classroom and I’m very proud of all her accomplishments. Stacy’s work ethic is second-to-none and she finds that perfect balance that let’s her be successful." The honor is one of the toughest academic awards to earn and recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.50 or better for their entire academic career. In addition, the award requires that nominees attend their institution for the entire academic year, be of high moral character and in good standing at the institution and they must have competed in at least 50 percent of the university’s regulars scheduled competitions. Four Lady Razorbacks have earned selection to the NGCA All-Scholar team. Lewis is a two-time selection joining MacKenzie Cato (1997), Jennifer Norlien (2004) and Gena Johnson (2005). Lewis guided the Lady Razorbacks to the program’s second consecutive NCAA Championship appearance in May helping Arkansas to a 10th place finish. The Woodlands, Texas, native, earned her second all-Southeastern Conference first-team honor and her second all-America honor on the links this year. After leading Arkansas with a tie for ninth place at the NCAA Championships with a final round course record 66, Lewis continued to play this summer. She posted a runner-up finish at the Southern Amateur and won the Western Amateur early in the year. In addition, Lewis became the first Lady Razorback to compete in an LPGA event taking part in the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic in early July. Lewis has also qualified for the upcoming U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship Aug. 7-13, at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Ore. For more information about Arkansas golf, log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



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