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Lewis named to SEC Community Service Team

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Lewis named to SEC Community Service Team

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas junior golfer Stacy Lewis was selected to the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team for women’s golf the league office announced Wednesday. Lewis, a Woodlands, Texas, native, is a two-time all-American and two-time all-conference selection, but is also very active in the Northwest Arkansas community away from the golf course. "Stacy is the epitome of a student-athlete," said Arkansas head coach Kelley Hester. "She just does things right. She cares passionately about golf and school as we as about the community around her. This award is a great honor, one I’m sure she’s very proud of." Lewis has been involved in several area community service projects. Some of those include the Sweat Hogs, a program administered by the UA Women’s Athletics Department which promotes physical activity in area youth in elementary schools. Lewis also volunteers at the Richardson Center feeding Thanksgiving dinner to area families, with Razorbacks for Christmas hosting a play date for area kids at Lokomotion Family Fun Center, and Arkansas Athletes Outreach Champions of Characters. In golf-related activities, she participated at the Christmas Clinic at the First Tee helping area youth get involved with golf, and several Girl Scout clinics and at National Girls and Women in Sport Day clinics. This is Lewis’ first selection to the SEC Community Service Team. She joins former Lady Razorbacks Melissa Murray (2004), Lina Axelsson (2005) and Courtney Mahon (2006). In addition to her community service Lewis is a two-time all-SEC first-team selection, two-time NGCA All-American, two-time NGCA All-Scholar team selection, the number one ranked amateur in summer of 2006 (Golfweek), Golfweek Amateur of the Year (2006), 11th Annual World University Games medalist, 2005 SEC Championship medalist, SEC Freshman of the year (2005), three-time SEC Golfer of the Week, GolfWorld’s Female Player of the Week , finished tied for fifth at the 2006 Kraft Nabisco Championship, had a runner-up finish at U91st Women’s Southern Amateur, was the medalist at the 106th National Western Amateur and had a semifinal finish at the 104th North and South Amateur and at the U.S. Women’s Open. Lewis is also a multiple-time school record holder at the University of Arkansas. Her records include: lowest round (66, 2005); lowest two-round tournament (144, 2004); lowest three-round tournament (207, 2006); lowest four-round tournament (295, 2006); lowest single-season stroke average (74.31, 2005/will beat that this year with 72.78 mark heading into SECs); lowest career stroke average (74.32); and most rounds in a season (35, 2005). Lewis and the Lady Razorbacks return to the links this weekend taking part in the 2007 SEC Championship hosted by Mississippi State at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Miss., Friday-Sunday. For more information about Lewis and the Lady Razorbacks, please log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



Sports Category : Golf (W)