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Alabama’s Cheyenne Knight and Kristen Gillman earn top SEC women’s golf honors

Alabama women’s golfer Cheyenne Knight earns second All-SEC selection

Alabama sophomore Cheyenne Knight was named Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and the Crimson Tide’s Kristen Gillman was named the league’s Freshman of the Year in women’s golf awards.
 Knight, Gillman and sophomore Lauren Stephenson also earned first team All-SEC honors and Gillman was named to the SEC All-Freshman team. Senior Cammie Gray was named to the SEC Community Service Team for the second consecutive year.
The All-SEC honor is the second for Knight, who joins Stephanie Meadow (2013, 2014) as the only Crimson Tide women’s golfers to earn SEC Player of the Year honors. Gillman joins Jennifer Kirby (2010), Meadow (2011), and Emma Talley (2013) as the fourth SEC Freshman of the Year in program history.
The first-team selections for Knight, Gillman and Stephenson marks the third time in program history that Alabama has landed three golfers on the All-SEC first team. Camilla Lennarth, Stephanie Meadow, and Brooke Pancake were honored in 2011 while Meadow, Pancake, and Jennifer Kirby were selected in 2012.
The Alabama team of Coach Mic Potter returns to action on Monday at the NCAA Athens Regional at the University of Georgia Golf Club in Athens Ga. The regional will run from May 8-10 with the top six teams advancing to the NCAA Championships May 19-24 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. Alabama is the No.1 seed in the regional.

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