Three Named to Women's Golf All-SEC Teams

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Three Named to Women's Golf All-SEC Teams

BATON ROUGE – LSU golfers Austin Ernst, Madelene Sagstrom and Tessa Teachman all earned second team honors on the All-SEC women’s golf team as announced by the Southeastern Conference Office.

Sagstrom was also named to the All-SEC Freshman team as selected by the league coaches.

The three players are right together in stroke average for the sixth-ranked Lady Tigers as they head to Erie, Colo., for the 2012 NCAA West Regional at the Colorado National Golf Club.

Sagstrom, the Swedish freshman, who finished fourth in the extremely difficult conditions the SEC Championships were played in last month in Fayetteville, has three top five finishes and a 73.5 stroke average.

Teachman, a senior from Baton Rouge, has dropped almost two shots off her stroke average from a year ago and has two top fives en route to a 73.6 stroke average.

Ernst, who has an individual win this year and is the defending NCAA champion, enters the NCAA Regional with a 73.8 average.

Ernst and Teachman are making their second appearance on the all-SEC squad with Teachman also earning SEC second team honors in 2010. Ernst was a first-team selection as a freshman and member of the All-SEC Freshman team in 2011.

The Tigers leave for Colorado on Tuesday afternoon, play a practice round and then begin the 54-hole event on Thursday. The top eight teams from there and the other two NCAA women’s regionals will advance to the D1 National Championships in Franklin, Tenn., May 22-25.

The complete SEC women’s golf awards are listed below:

CO-COACH OF THE YEAR
Mic Potter, Alabama
Kim Evans, Auburn

GOLFER OF THE YEAR
Marina Alex, Vanderbilt

SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Brooke Pancake, Alabama

FRESHMEN OF THE YEAR
Camilla Hedberg, Florida

ALL-SEC TEAMS
First-team All-SEC
Patricia Sanz, Auburn
Lauren Stratton, Vanderbilt
Emily Tubert, Arkansas
Jennifer Kirby, Alabama
Brooke Pancake, Alabama
Marina Alex, Vanderbilt
Stephanie Meadow, Alabama
Emile Burger, Georgia
Marta Silva Zamora, Georgia
 
Second Team All-SEC
Katie Burnett, South Carolina
Camilla Hedberg, Florida
Marta Sanz, Auburn
Tessa Teachman, LSU
Mia Piccio, Florida
Austin Ernst, LSU
Madeline Sagstrom, LSU
Victoria Trapani, Auburn

All-Freshman Team
Camilla Hedberg, Florida
Madeline Sagstrom, LSU
Victoria Trapani, Auburn
Ally McDonald, Mississippi State
Rocio Sanchez Lobato, Georgia
Kendall Martindale, Vanderbilt
A.J. Newell, Tennessee
Justine Dreher, South Carolina