FAYETTEVILLE — The third-ranked Southeastern Conference Champion University of Arkansas women’s golf team collected some hardware this week with student-athletes and coach Shauna Taylor earning All-SEC honors the league office announced today.
In addition to the team title, Arkansas earned three major individual awards including SEC Coach of the Year, SEC Player of the Year and SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
SEC Honors (Arkansas)
SEC Coach of the Year: Shauna Taylor
SEC Player of the Year: Maria Fassi
First-Team All-SEC: Maria Fassi, Dylan Kim, Alana Uriell
SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Dylan Kim
SEC Women’s Golf Community Service Team: Cara Gorlei
Taylor and the Razorbacks won the program’s first SEC title in Birmingham, Alabama, two weeks ago and are enjoying a record-setting year.
Taylor’s selection as coach of the year is her second (2014) in five seasons.
Fassi picked up SEC Player of the Year honors joining former Razorback Stacy Lewis as the only student-athletes in program history to earn the award.
Fassi also earned her third all-conference honor with her first-team selection this season.
Junior Dylan Kim and senior Alana Uriell join Fassi as First-Team All-SEC selections.
It is Kim’s second All-SEC honor after the Plano, Texas, native earned SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors which were announced at the conference championship.
Uriell moves up to the first-team this year after a second-team selection as a junior.
The Razorbacks earned the No. 1 seed in the Austin (Texas) NCAA Regional.
The three-day event takes place at the University of Texas Golf Course May 7 through 9, with the top six teams from the four NCAA Regional sites advancing to the NCAA Championship May 18 through 23.