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Tubert earns academic honor

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Tubert earns academic honor

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas sophomore Emily Tubert was selected to the College of Sports Information Director’s of America Capital One Academic All-District Six At-Large team. The Burbank, Calif., native has a 3.80 grade point average in broadcast journalism and now moves to the national ballot. Tubert is leading the Razorbacks into first round action at the NCAA Championship at Vanderbilt’s Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn. Tubert continues to refine her game and get better each time she picks up her clubs. As a sophomore, Tubert opened with ties for 16th and 15th place, respectively, and then shot closer to the top of the leaderboard tying for seventh at the Mercedes-Benz SEC/Pac 12 Challenge. Tubert shot back to back 217s (Lady Tar Heel and the Mercedes) and played three of the four fall events at six over for nine rounds. Tubert missed the final fall event representing Team USA and helping them to a gold medal at The Spirit International in Trinity, Texas. She returned to the Razorback lineup shooting her way to a second-place finish with a one-under 215 at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic kicking off the spring. Tubert picked up a tie for fourth and a tie for third at the SunTrust Invitational and the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, respectively. She posted a season-best 210 (72-70-68) at the SunTrust and shot a five-under 211 (72-70-69) at Liz. Tubert earned her second SEC First-Team honor this year. Tubert rallied big in the final round of the NCAA Central Regional Championship, turning at five-under with a pair of eagles in the first nine holes. Her 68 on day three was crucial for the Razorbacks as they moved on after a one-stroke edge over the number nine team. Tubert was also selected as a member of the USA’s Curtis Cup Team, becoming the third Razorback women’s golfer to earn a spot on the team. Play for Tubert continues through Friday.



Sports Category : Golf (W)