FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Former University of Arkansas women’s golfer Stacy Lewis is a nominee for the 18th annual NCAA Woman of the Year award it was announced today. Lewis is one of two Southeastern Conference nominees and one of 130 overall selections from all three NCAA divisions. “There has never been a better representative of Arkansas or women’s golf then Stacy Lewis,” said Arkansas women’s golf coach Shauna Estes-Taylor. “Stacy overcame a lot physically just to play golf let alone play at such a high level. She is a great role model and mentor and someone we can all look to as an example.” The NCAA Woman of the Year honor recognizes female student-athletes who excel in academics, athletics and who demonstrate strong community service and leadership skills. While at Arkansas, Lewis was a four-time All-Southeastern Conference and Duramed FUTURES Tour NGCA All-American. She was a two-time SEC Championship medalist, won 12 collegiate events and was a two-time ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American. Lewis was named the SEC Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 2008 and graduated in May with a degree in finance and accounting. Lewis entered the ranks of professional golf after graduation. She finished tied for third in her first event as a pro at the U.S. Women’s Open and has had a couple of top 50 finishes. She is attending Qualifying School to earn her tour card later this month. The top 10 honorees in each division will be announced later this month and the winner from each division will be announced at the 2008 NCAA Woman of the Year banquet in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 19. For more information about Lewis and the Arkansas women’s golf team, log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.