Tide Women's Golf Has Three Honored

Mic Potter has a way with young women...young women golfers, to be sure. The coach of the Alabama women's golf team may have had a slightly disappointing finish to the season -- if seventh in the nation can be called a disappointment -- but he had another group of outstanding players who have been suitably honored for their accomplishments.

The 2013 Alabama women's golf team was not able to successfully defend its 2012 national championship, but the Crimson Tide did win the Southeastern Conference and NCAA Regional titles among over half a dozen championships in the 2012-13 season. And three members of this year's team earned recognition when the Women's Golf Coaches Association announced its 2012-13 All-America teams for NCAA Division-I women's golf on Thursday.

Junior Stephanie Meadow received first-team honors for the third time in her career while freshman Emma Talley was named to the second team and senior Jennifer Kirby earned honorable mention. Kirby, from Paris, Ontario, is a three-time honoree, earning first-team in 2012.

Alabama has now won 16 All-America honors by seven different players in Potter's eight-year tenure with the Crimson Tide. That list includes six first-team selections, three second-team picks, and seven honorable mention choices.

Potter has taken 23 teams to the NCAA Championships while recording 10 top-10 finishes. He has coached 32 WGCA All-American selections and 58 all-conference players.

Meadow, who came to Bama from Jordanstown, Northern Ireland, finished the 2012-13 season with a school-record 71.24 scoring average with more two tournament victories to extend her Alabama career record for wins to seven.

Talley, from Princeton, Ky., was the SEC Freshman of the Year and recorded the second-lowest scoring average by a freshman in school history at 73.0. She also claimed her first medalist honor with a win at the ASU/PING Invitational.

Kirby finished her Alabama career with a 73.45 scoring average over 132 rounds and 44 tournaments.

BamaMag Top Stories