Loupe Earns All-SEC Men's Golf Honor

by Will Stafford (@WillStaffordLSU)
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Loupe Earns All-SEC Men's Golf Honor

BATON ROUGE – For the second year in a row, a member of the nationally-ranked LSU men’s golf program has been honored by the Southeastern Conference with a first-team selection to its all-conference squad as junior All-America candidate Andrew Loupe received the award on Tuesday afternoon.

After teammate and fellow junior John Peterson was honored as a First-Team All-SEC selection a season ago, Loupe became LSU’s 30th member of the first-team squad with his selection on Tuesday.

A Baton Rouge native, Loupe has taken his performance to another level during his junior campaign as he has cemented his position as a true All-American and one of the premier players in the college game.

Loupe leads the team and is currently ranked No. 8 among players in the SEC with a 72.09 stroke average while appearing in all 11 tournaments for the Tigers this year, which is nearly a two-stroke improvement from the 73.72 scoring average he posted as a sophomore last season. Not only that, but four top-five, five top-10 and seven top-20 finishes also rank among the SEC leaders and lead the team this season.

Loupe captured his first career individual title earlier this season with a win at the Louisiana Classics with a season-low and career-low tournament score of 8-under par 208.

He solidified his First-Team All-SEC resume nearly two weeks ago when he earned his first ever top-five and top-10 finish at the SEC Men’s Golf Championships by tying for fourth place. It marked the second year in a row that an LSU Tiger finished in the top five of the leaderboard at the SEC Championships.

With his performance this year, Loupe has earned a No. 47 ranking in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index that ranks the top players at the collegiate level.

2010 SEC MEN’S GOLF POSTSEASON AWARDS

SEC Coach of the Year
Chris Haack, Georgia

SEC Player of the Year
Russell Henley, Georgia

SEC Freshman of the Year
Bryden MacPherson, Georgia

SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Bank Vongvanij, Florida

First-Team All-SEC
Tyson Alexander, Florida
George Bryan IV, South Carolina
Bud Cauley, Alabama
Harris English, Georgia
Hunter Hamrick, Alabama
Russell Henley, Georgia
David Lingmerth, Arkansas
Andrew Loupe, LSU
Jonathan Randolph, Ole Miss

Second-Team All-SEC
Wesley Bryan, South Carolina
David Holmes, Tennessee
Hudson Johnson, Vanderbilt
Kyle Kopsick, Auburn
Bryden MacPherson, Georgia
Tim McKenney, Florida
Robin Wingardh, Tennessee
Paul Woodbury, South Carolina

SEC All-Freshman Team
Tom Brown, Ole Miss
Phillip Choi, Florida
Austin Cook, Arkansas
Pete Kellerman, Ole Miss
Lee Knox, Alabama
Bryden MacPherson, Georgia
Chase Parker, Kentucky
Jay Vandeventer, Tennessee
David Zickler, Auburn