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Lewis Rees earn NGCA academic honor

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Lewis Rees earn NGCA academic honor

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas golfers Stacy Lewis and Corinna Rees were named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar team. Lewis, a junior accounting and finance major, becomes the first three-time recipient in school history. Rees earned her first honor and the freshman is undecided on her major. "This is another award that demonstrates what a complete student-athlete Stacy is," said Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes. "She just takes care of her business. Stacy works hard and this award is a reward for that. It shows that hard work really pays off. Lewis’ success has been well documented on and off the golf course. Her academic honors include ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors as well as three all-Southeastern Conference awards. Rees’ collegiate career is just beginning and she has earned a pair of Women’s Athletics Department honors and will likely earn selection to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll released later this month. "I’m really proud of Corinna as well," Estes continued. "She’s really come a long way since arriving on campus last August. She’s worked really hard in the classroom and on the golf course and she’s a sign of what the program holds in the future." To be selected nominees must have a minimum 3.50 grade point average and must compete in at least half of her team’s regular season competitions. This year, 368 student-athletes from Divisions I, II and III were selected. The selections are the sixth and seventh in school history for the Lady’Backs. MacKenzie Cato became the first Lady Razorback honored for her academics in 1997, Jennifer Norlien (2004) and Gena Johnson (2005) were also selected along with Lewis (2005, 2006). For more information about the Lady Razorback golf team, please log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



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