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Women’s Golf earns SEC honors

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Women’s Golf earns SEC honors

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas student-athletes Emily Tubert, Gabriela Lopez and Regina Plasencia earned All-Southeastern Conference honors the league office announced today.Tubert, a junior from Burbank, Calif., earned her third consecutive first-team honor. Lopez, a freshman from Mexico City, Mexico, is an All-SEC Second-Team selection. Lopez and freshman Regina Plasencia were also selected to the SEC’s All-Freshman team.“I’m really proud of all three of these young ladies,” Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. “They have embraced our goals and philosophies at Arkansas and strive to do things the right way on and off the golf course. They are great leaders and represent our golf program and the University at the highest levels.”Tubert has two wins under her belt this season running her career total to five victories with the Razorbacks. She has five top 10 finishes in nine events and posted a season-low round 70 three times this season. She leads the team with a 73.29 stroke average ranking 10th in the Central Region, 27th in the Golfweek.com player rankings and fifth in the SEC heading into the postseason.Tubert is a two-time National Golf Coaches Association All-Scholar Team selection and has twice earned selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.Lopez has four top five finishes as a true freshman for the Razorbacks. She picked up her first collegiate win at the Westbrook Invitational shooting a career-best 209 with rounds of 72-70-66. Her final round 66 ties the Arkansas school record for lowest single day score. Lopez has a 73.63 stroke average ranking second on the team. She ranks 37th in the nation in the Golfweek.com rankings, 12th overall in the SEC and third among league freshman.Lopez and Plasencia were both selected to the SEC All-Freshman team. It is the first time in Razorback program history that Arkansas has had multiple selections.Plasencia, a Guadalajara, Mexico, native, enters the postseason with a75.82 stroke average and has taken part in 10 events as a true freshman. She ranks in the top 150 in the Golfweek.com rankings and has a career-best score of 219 twice this season. Plasencia posted a career-low round of 68 on day two of the Ole Waverley Bulldog Invitational. She ranks sixth in the SEC among freshman this season.The No. 5 Razorbacks return to the links next week taking part in the 2013 NCAA East Regional hosted by Auburn University. Play begins May 9 through May 11.
2013 SEC WOMEN’S GOLF ALL-SEC TEAMS SEC Coach of the Year Mic Potter, Alabama SEC Golfer of the Year Stephanie Meadow, Alabama SEC Freshman of the Year Emma Talley, Alabama SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Stephanie Meadow, Alabama

First Team All-SEC
Stephanie Meadow Alabama #1 (SEC Championship Medalist)
Camilla Hedberg Florida #2
Erica Popson Tennessee #3
Emilie Burger Georgia #4
EMILY TUBERT ARKANSAS #5
Ally McDonald Mississippi State #6
Kendall Martindale Vanderbilt #7
Madelene Sagstrom LSU #8
Second Team All-SEC
Emma Talley Alabama #9
Isabelle Lendl Florida #10
Manuela Carbajo Re Georgia #11
GABRIELA LOPEZ ARKANSAS #12
Lauren Stratton Vanderbilt #13
Jennifer Kirby Alabama #14
Marta Sanz Auburn #15
Hannah Collier Alabama #16

2013 SEC Women’s Golf All-Freshman Team

Name School SEC Ranking via Golfstat
Emma Talley Alabama #1
Manuela Carbajo Re Georgia #2
GABRIELA LOPEZ ARKANSAS #3
Sarah Schmelzel South Carolina #4
Jenny Hahn Vanderbilt #5
REGINA PLASENCIA ARKANSAS #6
Kailey Walsh Georgia #7
Sarah Harris Kentucky #8


Sports Category : Golf (W)