FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas senior Amanda McCurdy was selected to the 2006 Curtis Cup the United States Golf Association announced today. McCurdy, who recently completed her eligibility leading the Lady Razorbacks to the program’s second consecutive NCAA Championship, is one of eight amateurs who will represent the United States. She is joined by Virginia Grimes, Jane Park, Amanda Blumenherst, Jennie Lee, Taylor Leon, Paige Mackenzie and Jenny Suh. "I was very surprised at first," said McCurdy. "I was supposed to find out on Tuesday and I got the call about 6:05 p.m., and I was thinking I didn’t make it at first. This is a very exciting event and the team is really strong. I’ll be playing with some of the top amateurs in the country and just to be selected among them is a great honor." McCurdy’s career has been one of highlights for the Lady’Back. She was the 2004 runner-up at the U.S. Women’s Amateur and made the cut for the 2005 U.S. Women’s Open, finishing tied for 38th. The El Dorado, Ark., native is a three-time all-Southeastern Conference selection and earned National Golf Coaches Association honorable mention all-America honors following this season. Seven-time USGA champion Carol Semple Thompson will captain this year’s team. The Curtis Cup Match is scheduled on a bi-annual basis and consists of 12 singles and six foursomes (alternate shot) matches. This year’s competition will take place July 29-30 at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore. For more information about Arkansas golf, log on to LADYBACKS.COM.