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Lewis selected to NGCA All-Scholar team

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lewis selected to NGCA All-Scholar team

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Former University of Arkansas women’s golfer Stacy Lewis was named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team the organization announced today. “This caps off a great collegiate career for Stacy,” said Arkansas head women’s golf coach Shauna Estes-Taylor. “I don’t know that there are many four-time academic and golf All-Americans. This says a lot about her commitment to excelling in the classroom as well as on the golf course. As a coach, we look for those players who can get it done in both areas and she has accomplished great things in her time as a Razorback.” Lewis is the first four-time academic All-American for the women’s golf team and one of three four-time athletic All-Americans joining men’s golfers Jack O’Keefe and Bud Still. This year, the NGCA honored 402 women’s golfers in Divisions I, II and III. The selection process includes a 3.50 grade point average and Division I players must have competed in 50 percent of the team’s regular season events. Lewis finished her collegiate career with a 3.76 GPA in finance and accounting. She was a four-time Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll selection and earned SEC Golf Scholar Athlete of the Year honors in 2008. Lewis is one of five Arkansas women’s golfers who have been honored by the NCGA. MacKenzie Cato earned selection in 1997 and was the first Arkansas women’s golfer honored. Jennifer Norlien (2004), Gena Johnson (2005), Corinna Rees (2007) and Lewis (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) followed. Lewis concluded her Arkansas career at the NCAA Championship in May turning professional shortly after. She returned to the Northwest Arkansas area this week competing in the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship Friday-Sunday. Former teammate Lucy Nunn will also compete. Nunn was the low qualifier Monday earning one of two spots. For more information about Arkansas women’s golf, please log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



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