Meadow Named SEC Player and Scholar-Athlete of the Year

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Meadow was chosen as both the SEC Golfer of the Year and the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year.
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Meadow was chosen as both the SEC Golfer of the Year and the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year.
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May 2, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Alabama senior women's golfer Stephanie Meadow added another honor to her growing list of accolades on Friday when the Southeastern Conference coaches selected her as the league's Player and Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Meadow, from Jordanstown, Northern Ireland, was chosen as both the SEC Golfer of the Year and the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year. She was also tabbed first team All-SEC for the fourth time in her career, becoming the first Alabama player to accomplish the feat. Sophomore Emma Talley earned second team All-SEC for the second straight year.

Meadow currently leads the SEC and ranks fourth nationally in stroke average at 71.24. The 2013 SEC individual medalist, she finished the 2014 event tied for fifth at 3-over-par 219. Meadow becomes just the second athlete in SEC history to garner the award in back-to-back years, joining Georgia's Vicki Goetze (1992 and 1993), and is the fourth two-time recipient of the honor all-time.

Meadow also became the second multi-time winner of the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, and she is the first golfer in SEC history to win both the Golfer of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year accolades in back-to-back years. She currently holds a 4.0 grade point average in accounting and has been on the Dean's List at Alabama each semester of her collegiate career.

Meadow is just the third golfer in SEC history to garner both Golfer of the Year and Scholar-Athlete in the same year. Meadow (2013 & 2014) is joined by Tennessee's Violeta Retamoza (2005) and Arkansas' Stacy Lewis (2008) as the only student-athlete to accomplish that feat. It is the fifth straight year and Alabama player earned SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year with Brooke Pancake winning in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

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2014 SEC Women's Golf Awards

SEC Coach of the Year

Shauna Estes-Taylor, Arkansas

SEC Golfer of the Year

Stephanie Meadow, Alabama

SEC Freshman of the Year

Simin Feng, Vanderbilt

SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Stephanie Meadow, Alabama

All-SEC Teams

First-Team All-SEC

Stephanie Meadow, Alabama
Simin Feng, Vanderbilt (SEC Championship Medalist)
Allyson McDonald, Mississippi State
Gabriela Lopez, Arkansas
Emily Tubert, Arkansas
Caroline Nistrup, LSU
Madelene Sagstrom, LSU
Justine Dreher, South Carolina

Second-Team All-SEC

Emma Talley, Alabama
Samantha Swinehart, South Carolina
Marta Sanz, Auburn
Katerina Ruzickova, Texas A&M
Jennifer Hahn, Vanderbilt
Regina Plasencia, Arkansas
Katelyn Dambaugh, South Carolina
Chessey Thomas, Tennessee

SEC All-Freshman Team

Maria Torres, Florida
Caroline Nistrup, LSU
Simin Feng, Vanderbilt
Katelyn Dambaugh, South Carolina
Haley Mills, Kentucky
Jessica Peng, Mississippi State
Antonia Scherer, Vanderbilt
Marijosse Navarro, Texas A&M

 

 

     
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