Three Alabama Players Earn All-America Honors

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Stephanie Meadow is the first Alabama women's golfer to earn first-team All-America honors as a true freshman.
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Stephanie Meadow is the first Alabama women's golfer to earn first-team All-America honors as a true freshman.
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May 23, 2011

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - For the first time in school history, the Alabama women's golf team had two players selected as first-team National Golf Coaches Association All-Americans.

Brooke Pancake and Stephanie Meadow captured first-team honors while Camilla Lennarth was named an honorable mention All-American. The senior from Stockholm, Sweden, is the first Crimson Tide player to be a three-time All-American.

The honors were announced on Saturday evening at the NGCA Division I Awards Banquet held in College Station, Texas, following the final round of the NCAA Championship, won by UCLA at the Traditions Club.

Along with the three All-Americans, head coach Mic Potter was selected as the Division I SkyCaddie NGCA East Region Coach of the Year. Pancake and Meadow also garnered All-East Region honors following their outstanding play during the NCAA East Regional at LPGA International, which was won by the Tide.

Pancake, a junior from Chattanooga, Tenn., was a first-team selection after finishing tied for 19th at the NCAA Championships with a 6-over-par total of 294. She was also named a CoSIDA Academic All-District choice while maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average in business during her first three years at the University of Alabama. Her 72.29 scoring average was second on the team and the second-lowest mark in school history.

Meadow, a true freshman from Jordanstown, Northern Ireland, was named to the first team after a record-setting season at the Capstone. She is the 10th Alabama women's golfer to earn All-America honors and the first true freshman to garner first-team honors. Meadow not only broke Jennifer Kirby's freshman-scoring record, but set the single-season school record with a 72.15 stroke average. She won a school-record three tournaments, including the NCAA East Regional and shot par or better in 18 of 34 rounds.

Lennarth, a native of Stockholm, Sweden, became the first Tide golfer to be a three-time All-America selection. She was named to the honorable mention team after posting a 73.35 scoring average as a senior and finishing second in school history with a 73.59 career average. Lennarth was a three-time first-team All-SEC pick and owns school records for tournaments played (44) and rounds (129).

Potter, who just completed his sixth season at Alabama, was honored as the NGCA's National East Region Coach of the Year. He led the Tide to the school's first NCAA Regional title with a win at the East Regional. Potter's team compiled a school-record five tournament victories and the most medalists with four (three by Meadow and one by Pancake). He has led the Crimson Tide to the NCAA Championship in all six seasons at the Capstone with two top-10 finishes.

Potter and Rosenstiel guided the 2010-11 Crimson Tide women's golf team to one of the best seasons in the program's history. Alabama won its first NCAA Regional, finished tied for eighth at the NCAA Championships, was runner-up at the SEC Championship, had three All-Americans, three first-team All-SEC selections, the SEC co-Freshman of the Year (Meadow), the SEC Student-Athlete of the Year (Pancake), and set school records for team season scoring average (290.68), single-round scoring (274) and the 54-hole scoring record (836).