Martha Lang Honored as SEC Legend

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Martha Jones Lang is one of the most decorated golfers in Alabama history.
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Martha Jones Lang is one of the most decorated golfers in Alabama history.
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March 5, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Former University of Alabama women's golfer Martha (Jones) Lang will be honored as the Crimson Tide's SEC Legend on Thursday evening during halftime of the Tide's 5 p.m. women's basketball game at the SEC Tournament in Duluth, Ga.

Lang played in the AIAW National Championship all four years of her career. She earned AIAW All-America honors in 1975 as a senior after finishing third at the AIAW Championship and helping Alabama finish seventh in the program's first season as a varsity sport.

One of the most storied amateur golfers from the state of Alabama, Lang won the 1988 USGA Women's Mid-Amateur and was the first Alabama golfer ever selected to the Curtis Cup team, playing for the United States on the 1992 team. She then captained the USA's 1996 Curtis Cup squad. She was also the runner-up at the 1991 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur.

Lang has served on the USGA Women's Committee since 1999, helping pick the Curtis Cup and World Amateur participants. Lang served as the chairwoman of the United States Golf Association Women's Committee in 2011-12. In 2013, the Alabama Golf Association honored her with the Joe H. King Award in March - becoming only the 16th recipient of this award, which recognizes amateur golfers in Alabama for their contributions to the game of golf.

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