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Lewis earns academic honor

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Lewis earns academic honor

Jump to list FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas junior and National Champion Stacy Lewis earned
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors the College Sports Information Directors of America announced recently. Lewis becomes the first golfer in Lady Razorback history to earn one of the countries highest academic awards. “This is another tremendous honor for Stacy,” said Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes. “It demonstrates just how hard she works not only on the golf course but in the classroom as well. Stacy is a complete student-athlete and this is another great accolade for an already great career.” Lewis is a first-team selection with a 3.73 grade point average in accounting and finance at Arkansas. Lewis was named to the at-large team and was nominated along with student-athletes from gymnastics, tennis and several other sports. The Woodlands, Texas, native earned first-team all-district six honors several weeks ago and return to the national ballot along with all of the other first-team selections from eight districts. “We have made an effort to recruit athletes who are both good students and play good golf,” Estes said. “The discipline that comes along with being an elite athlete carries over into the classroom. Being able to create that balance between athletics and academics is what makes athletes like Stacy a success and she’s been able to do both at a very high level.” Her honors and awards are numerous and include both collegiate and amateur successes. Lewis becomes the golf team’s first national champion in late May carding a final round 66 to win the title. She earned her third all-America honor as well as her third first-team all-Southeastern Conference award this year. Lewis added the Dinah Shore Trophy to her case following the national championship. As an amateur, Lewis was the top-ranked player according to
Golfweek following the summer of 2006. She played in her second LPGA event taking part in the Kraft Nabisco Championship in early spring finishing in a tie for fifth place overall and was the top amateur in the field. Following her national title, Lewis won the Southern Amateur in her first summer appearance of the season. She followed up with a solid qualifying round to qualify for the Women’s U.S. Open later this summer. Lewis has been successful in the classroom as well, earning University of Arkansas Women’s Athletic Department academic honors, SEC Honor Roll honors and National Golf Coaches Association All-Scholar honors on multiple occasions. For more information about Stacy Lewis and the Lady Razorback golf team, please log on to LADYBACKS.COM.
2007 ESPN The Magazine At-Large Academic All-American

NAME UNIVERSITY CLASS HOMETOWN GPA MAJOR
Jessica Javelet Univ. of Louisville Sr. Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 4.00 Marketing
SarahChrzanowski Eastern Mich. Univ. Sr. West Bloomfield, Mich. 4.00 Elem. Education
Sara Bauer Univ. of Wisconsin Sr. St. Catharines, Ontario 3.97 Kinesiology
Kristen Hastrup Auburn Jr. Fresno, Calif. 4.00 Biomedical Science
Kristin Miller Georgia Tech Jr. Marysville, Mich. 4.00 History, Tech. & Society
Brittney Schumann Univ. of Oklahoma Sr. McQueeey, Texas 3.95 Health & Exercise Science
Amanda Blumenherst Duke Univ. So. Scottsdale, Ariz. 3.78 History
STACY LEWIS Univ. of Arkansas Jr. The Woodlands, Texas 3.73 Accounting and Finance
Kristin Brown Univ. of Pittsburgh Sr. East Berlin, Pa. 4.00 History of Art &
Architecture
Blakeley Griffith Univ. of Tennessee Sr. Middleburg, Va. 3.96 English
Karie Walton Drexel Univ. Sr. Spring City, Pa. 3.96 Biological Science
Heidi Hershberger American Univ. Gr. Davis, Calif. 4.00 International Affairs
Jody Yednock Northern Illinois Sr. West Chicago, Ill. 4.00 Math, Probability and
Statistics
Courtney Kupets Univ. of Georgia So. Athens, Ga. 3.83 Furnishings and Interiors
Kate Burdick Michigan State Jr. Ann Arbor, Mich. 4.00 Kinesiology


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