April 23, 2009
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama women's golf team had three players recognized by the Southeastern Conference on Thursday when the 2009 SEC Women's Golf Awards were announced by the league office.
Senior Kathleen Ekey (Wadsworth, Ohio) and sophomore Camilla Lennarth (Stockholm, Sweden) were selected first-team All-SEC for the second consecutive year while freshman Brooke Pancake (Chattanooga, Tenn.) was a second-team All-SEC choice and named to the All-Freshman team.
"I am very proud of the girls for the hard work and effort it took to be named All-SEC," Alabama head coach Mic Potter said. "It is quite an honor for Kathleen and Camilla to be named to the first team two years in a row. I was also very proud of Brooke because it takes a lot of hard work and mental toughness to make second-team All-SEC as a freshman. All of the girls worked hard and that is one of the honors that come with consistent effort throughout the year."
Ekey is currently tied for the team scoring lead at 73.69 scoring average. She ranks 23rd in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index. Ekey has six top-10 finishes to her credit this season, including her second career win at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic. She has recorded 12 rounds under par this season, including two rounds in the 60s.
Lennarth shares the team stroke-average lead with Ekey at 73.69. She ranks 37th in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and has recorded seven top-15 finishes in 2008-09. Lennarth's top finish was a fourth-place showing at the First Market Bank Intercollegiate. She has five rounds under par this year, including a 69 in the Cougar Fall Classic.
Pancake quickly exploded onto the scene for the Crimson Tide by capturing a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Fall Preview with a 1-over-par 217. She has three more top-10 finishes, including a tie for 10th at the SEC Championships. Pancake is 52nd in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and has a 74.13 stroke average for the season.
The SEC also announced its 2009 Women's Golf Community Service Team with the Crimson Tide's Laura Goodwin making her second appearance on the team. Goodwin has participated in UA's Halloween Extravanganza and is involved with the Angel Tree Project. She is a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll members and a CoSIDA Academic All-American.
The 2009 SEC Women's Golf Awards are listed below:
SEC COACH OF THE YEAR
Kim Evans, Auburn
SEC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Mallory Blackwelder, Kentucky
SEC GOLFER OF THE YEAR
Candace Schepperle, Auburn
SEC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Marta Silva Zamora, Georgia
Candace Schepperle, Auburn, Jr.
Megan McChrystal, LSU, So.
Dori Carter, Ole Miss, Sr.
Marta Silva Zamora, Georgia, Fr.
Jessica Yadloczky, Florida, So.
Mallory Hetzel, Georgia, Sr.
Cydney Clanton, Auburn, So.
Camilla Lennarth, Alabama, So.
Kathleen Ekey, Alabama, Sr.
Brooke Pancake, Alabama, Fr.
Nathalie Mansson, Tennessee, Fr.
Benedicte Toumpsin, So. Carolina, Jr.
Lucy Nunn, Arkansas, Sr.
Carolina Andrade, Georgia, Jr.
Marina Alex, Vanderbilt, Fr.
Nicole Smith, Tennessee, Sr.
Haley Wilson, Auburn, Fr.
Marta Silva Zamora, Georgia
Brooke Pancake, Alabama
Nathalie Mansson, Tennessee
Marina Alex, Vanderbilt
Haley Wilson, Auburn
Jacqueline Hedwall, LSU
Evan Jensen, Florida
Tessa Teachman, LSU