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Lewis McCurdy honored by SEC

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lewis McCurdy honored by SEC

Jump to awards FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas golfers Stacy Lewis and Amanda McCurdy earned Southeastern Conference honors the league announced Wednesday. Lewis became the first Lady Razorback golfer to earn SEC Freshman of the Year honors while McCurdy captured all-SEC second-team honors. It is the second such honor for McCurdy. Lewis was also selected to the SEC first-team becoming the first Lady Razorback to do so. "We knew that Stacy was a front-runner for freshman of the year heading into the SEC Championship but her play left little doubt," said head coach Kelley Hester. "Her accomplishment shows that the future is bright for both Stacy and the Arkansas golf program. She’s proven herself both on the course and as an excellent student. I’m very excited for her and proud of her." "Amanda has had a fairly up and down year," Hester continued. "Her ups have certainly been very good but her downs are not up to her standards. I think that her second-team selection speaks volumes for her talent. Even in a relatively inconsistent year she’s able to be honored. Amanda’s a solid player and I’m looking forward to seeing her play in the post-season." Lewis’ freshman season has been exciting culminating in the Woodlands, Texas, native winning the 2005 SEC individual title in Tunica, Miss., last week. The win was the third of the season for the redshirt freshman as she and McCurdy paced Arkansas to a third-place showing as a team. Lewis holds several school records including the lowest individual round with a 67 on the final day of the SEC Championships and a three-day total of 214 also set in Tunica. Lewis ranks sixth in the conference and 13th in the country for stroke average this week. McCurdy has been Arkansas’ go-to golfer since stepping foot on campus three years ago. An El Dorado, Ark., native, the junior ranks second on the team in stroke average and is 23rd in the SEC and 60th in the country this week. Lewis, McCurdy and the Lady Razorbacks travel to Lubbock, Texas, May 5-7, for the 2005 Central Region Championship. For more information about Arkansas golf log on to LADYBACKS.COM.
2005 SEC Golf AwardsSEC Coach of the Year: Todd McCorkle, GeorgiaSEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Violeta Retamoza, TennesseeSEC Golfer of the Year: Violeta Retamoza, Tennessee
SEC Freshman of the Year: Stacy Lewis, Arkansas
First Team All-SEC

Diana Ramage Auburn Senior
Violeta Retamoza Tennessee Junior
STACY LEWIS ARKANSAS FRESHMAN
Maria Martinez Auburn Junior
Kelly Froelich Georgia Junior
Chris Brady Vanderbilt Sophomore
Whitney Wade Georgia Sophomore
Melissa Eaton LSU Sophomore

Second Team All-SEC

Tiffany Chudy Florida Freshman
Nicole Hage Auburn Sophomore
AMANDA McCURDY ARKANSAS JUNIOR
Rebecca Kuhn LSU Freshman
Brooke Shelton LSU Senior
Natalia Nicholls Georgia Senior
Amanda Mathis Miss State Sophomore
Jessica Shepley Tennessee Senior


Sports Category : Golf (W)