Alabama Women's Golf Sweeps SEC Awards

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BIRMINGHAM | The University of Alabama swept the 2013 Southeastern Conference women's golf awards, announced Monday.

Mic Potter was the SEC Coach of the Year, Stephanie Meadow -- the SEC Championship individual winner -- was both the SEC Golfer of the Year and the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Emma Talley was the SEC Freshman of the Year. This marks the first time in SEC history that a team has swept the four awards.

"What a tremendous honor for the league coaches to recognize what our team has accomplished this season," Potter said. "It is great to see our team performing not only on the course but in the classroom."

Alabama is the defending national champion and the top seed in the NCAA East Regional, set for Thursday through Saturday at the Auburn University Club at Yarbrough Farms.

Meadow became the first player in school history to win SEC individual medalist honors, shooting an even-par 216 to win by nine strokes. Meadow posted rounds of 75, 69 and 72 to capture top honors and earn her sixth career victory, extending her school record.

Meadow leads the nation with a scoring average of 71.50 and has shot par or better in 16 of her 26 rounds. She is the first woman in Alabama history to be SEC Golfer of the Year.

Meadow is the third player to be SEC Golfer of the Year and Scholar-Athlete in the same year. Meadow joins Tennessee's Violeta Retamoza (2005) and Arkansas' Stacy Lewis (2008) as the only student- athletes to accomplish that feat.Meadow 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. She also is active in with Project Angel Tree, Read Across America and the YMCA, among other activities.

Talley became the third golfer in Alabama history to be SEC Freshman of the Year. …


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