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@RazorbackWGolf’s Lopez, Tubert Honored

BY ANDRES FOCIL
@RazorbackWGolf’s Lopez, Tubert Honored

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas women’s golfers Gabriela Lopez and Emily Tubert earned selection to the Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars Team, the organization announced today. Lopez is a junior-to-be working on her degree in communication and Tubert graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism and turned professional in May. To be selected, honorees must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50. “This is really a great achievement for these young ladies,” Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor. “We focus on the total college experience at Arkansas and it is clear to our student-athletes that they are students first and athletes second. This recognition is a great example of our team’s commitment to academics and that we are striving to give each player a complete experience while they are here.” The selection is the fourth consecutive for Tubert and the second for Lopez. The duo paced the Razorbacks to a No. 9 final ranking after being ranked as high as a program-best No. 4 by Golfstat.com last season. Maybe one of the most significant accomplishments for this year’s program is the continued success in the class room. The Razorbacks were honored after earned a perfect 1,000 multiyear APR rate based on scores from the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years. This is the fifth award for the @RazorbackWGolf since the APR public recognition program was initiated. In addition to this year’s selection, the Razorback women’s golf program was recognized for the 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons. In addition, the Razorbacks posted a team grade point average of 3.657 for the 2013-14 season and won the Athletics Department’s Hogspy Award for the highest women’s team GPA. Off the links success is no stranger to the Razorback women’s golf team. Graduate Emily Podzielinski was selected as a member of the Southeastern Conferences’ Community Service Team, the 11th selection in as many seasons. Inside the ropes accomplishments were honored this season as well. Head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor became Arkansas’ first women’s golf coach named conference coach of the year. Tubert earned her fourth SEC First-Team honor and was joined by Lopez on the first-team. Sophomore Regina Plasencia was an All-SEC Second-Team selection. Lopez was also selected as a Women’s Golf Coaches Association First-Team All-American while Tubert became the second Razorback, joining former star Stacy Lewis, to win the prestigious Dinah Shore Trophy Award. As a team, the Razorbacks tied a program-best winning three tournaments this season. The first victory came at the rain-shorted Mercedes Benz Collegiate Classic where Arkansas posted a two-round 563 defeating 16 other teams. The Razorbacks opened the spring with a win at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic and added the LSU Golf Classic title in late March. For more information on Arkansas women’s golf, follow @RazorbackWGolf on Twitter.



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