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    SEC Announces 2013 Women's Golf Awards

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The University of Alabama swept the 2013 Southeastern Conference Women’s Golf Awards, which were announced Monday.

    Mic Potter was named the SEC Coach of the Year, Stephanie Meadow – the 2013 SEC individual medalist – was named both the SEC Golfer of the Year and the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, while Emma Talley was named the SEC Freshman of the Year. This marks the first time in SEC history that a team has swept each of the four SEC Women’s Golf Awards.

    Meadow became the first person in Alabama school history to win SEC individual medalist honors, shooting an even-par 216 to win the 2013 SEC Championships by nine strokes. Meadow posted rounds of 75, 69 and 72 to capture top honors and earn her sixth career victory, which extends an Alabama 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 named SEC Golfer of the Year.

    Meadow also earned SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors, becoming just the third athlete in SEC history to be named both 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. 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. She also is active in the community with Project Angel Tree, Read Across America and the YMCA, among other activities.

    Talley became the third golfer in Alabama history to be named SEC Freshman of the Year. She finished 19th overall at the SEC Women’s Golf Championship with a 15-over-par 231. Over the course of the season, Talley has compiled a 73.23 average and shot par or better in 12 of her 26 rounds this year.

    Potter earned his fifth career SEC Coach of the Year honor after directing his Crimson Tide to the 2013 SEC Women’s Golf Championship with a 14-stroke victory. Potter has earned at least a share of the SEC Coach of the Year honor in each of the last four seasons. The win was Alabama’s second all-time league crown. The Crimson Tide have won six tournaments this season as a team, breaking the school-record mark of five set in the 2010-11 campaign.

    The 2013 All-SEC teams and a complete list of awards follow this release.

    For all of the latest information on SEC Women’s Golf, please log on to www.SECDigitalNetwork.com.

    2013 SEC Women’s Golf Awards

    SEC Coach of the Year
    Mic Potter, Alabama

    SEC Golfer of the Year
    Stephanie Meadow, Alabama

    SEC Freshman of the Year
    Emma Talley, Alabama

    SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
    Stephanie Meadow, Alabama


    All-SEC Teams

    First-Team All-SEC

    Stephanie Meadow, Alabama (SEC Championship Medalist)
    Camilla Hedberg, Florida
    Erica Popson, Tennessee
    Emilie Burger, Georgia
    Emily Tubert, Arkansas
    Ally McDonald, Mississippi State
    Kendall Martindale, Vanderbilt
    Madelene Sagstrom, LSU

    Second-Team All-SEC
    Emma Talley, Alabama
    Isabelle Lendl, Florida
    Manuela Carbajo Ré, Georgia
    Gaby Lopez, Arkansas
    Lauren Stratton, Vanderbilt
    Jennifer Kirby, Alabama
    Marta Sanz, Auburn
    Hannah Collier, Alabama

    SEC All-Freshman Team
    Emma Talley, Alabama
    Manuela Carbajo Ré, Georgia
    Gaby Lopez, Arkansas
    Sarah Schmelzel, South Carolina
    Jenny Hahn, Vanderbilt
    Regina Plasencia, Arkansas
    Kailey Walsh, Georgia
    Sarah Harris, Kentucky