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Acosta Earns Top Freshman Honor as All-Conference Teams Announced

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          Release: 04/22/2013
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TULSA, Okla.- Alejandra Acosta earned Southland Conference Freshman of the Year honors and was named to the second team all-conference, it was announced Monday. Julia Roth of Central Arkansas was the Golfer of the Year, while Lina Lagergren from McNeese State earned Newcomer of the Year and Lamar’s Brian White was named the Coach of the Year. 

Acosta played in all 29 rounds for ORU and had a team-best 77.55 per round stroke average. Her best finish of the year was ninth at the Islander Classic but has six top-20 finishes in 10 tournaments, including tying for 15th at the recent Southland Conference Championship.

Joining Acosta on the all-conference second team was junior Alheli Moreno, who led the team in five of the 10 tournaments, and finished the year with a 77.72 stroke average. She finished in the top 20 six times, and finished in the top 5 three times, including a tie for fifth at the SLC Championship. It is the third all-conference honor for the junior, having earned first team honors last year in the Summit League, and second team honors, as well as Newcomer of the Championship, as a freshman.

Paola Aviles earned honorable mention honors having missed three tournaments early in the year. She came back and led the team at the BYU at Entrada Classic. Her best finish of the year was at the Southland Championship where she fired a 224 to finish 10th overall.

2012-13 All-Southland Conference Women’s Golf Teams

First Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

University

Class

Avg. (Rds.)

Low

Wins

Top 10

Hometown

 

Julia Roth3

Central Arkansas

Sr.

74.00 (29)

69

2

10

Karlskrona, Sweden

Shelby Hardy4

Sam Houston State

Sr.

75.03 (31)

68

3

8

San Saba, Texas

Julie Aime3

Lamar

Sr.

74.91 (32)

70

1

8

Cannes, France

Nghi Ngo

Lamar

So.

75.50 (32)

72

1

8

Hochiminh City, Vietnam

Lina Lagergren

McNeese State

Sr.

76.76 (29)

69

0

5

Ahus, Sweden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

University

Class

Avg. (Rds.)

Low

Wins

Top 10

Hometown

Vanessa Johnson

A&M-Corpus Christi

So.

76.64 (25)

69

1

3

Corpus Christi, Texas

McKayla Anderson

McNeese State

Jr.

76.72 (29)

67

1

6

Fremont, Neb.

Alejandra Acosta

Oral Roberts

Fr.

77.55 (29)

72

0

1

Torreon, Mexico

Alheli Moreno

Oral Roberts

Jr.

77.72 (29)

72

0

3

Aguascaliente, Mexico

Nicole Budnik

Sam Houston State

Fr.

77.39 (31)

71

0

3

The Woodlands, Texas

                               

 

Honorable Mention: Katelyn McDougal, Lamar; Nikki Dunn, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Paola Aviles, Oral Roberts; Malin Senneryd, Central Arkansas; Sarah Brown, Central Arkansas.

3Three-Time All-Conference

4Four-Time All-Conference

 

Golfer of the Year: Julia Roth, Central Arkansas

Freshman of the Year: Alejandra Acosta, Oral Roberts

Newcomer of the Year: Lina Lagergren, McNeese State

Coach of the Year: Brian White, Lamar

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