Alabama Women's Golf Recognized

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama women's golf team was well represented when the National Golf Coaches Association announced its 2010 student-athlete and coaches awards at the NGCA Division I Awards Banquet held in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Two Alabama players, Camilla Lennarth and Jennifer Kirby, garnered All-America honors while Assistant Coach Susan Rosenstiel was selected as the National Assistant Coach of the Year and Head Coach Mic Potter was named the East Region Coach of the Year.

Sophomore Brooke Pancake was also selected for a special honor as the NCAA recognized her with its Elite 88 Award for women's golf. The NCAA Elite 88 Award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average competing at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 88 championships.

Pancake, a native of Chattanooga, Tenn., finished tied for 12th at the NCAA Championships with a 1-under-par total of 287 while maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average in business during her first two years at the University of Alabama.

Lennarth, a native of Stockholm, Sweden, was named a second-team All-American by the NGCA and chosen to the NGCA All-West Region team. The junior set Alabama's single-season scoring-average mark of 72.59 in 2009-10 and finished tied for 13th at the NCAA Championships. It marked the second consecutive year the two-time first-team All-SEC pick has been selected to the NGCA All-America team, garnering honorable mention honors last season.

Kirby, a true freshman from Paris, Ontario, Canada, was named to the honorable mention All-America team after a record-setting season at the Capstone. She is the ninth Alabama women's golfer to earn All-America honors, but the first freshman to accomplish the feat. Kirby broke the freshman scoring record at Alabama, eclipsing Pancake's 2008-09 mark of 74.06 by a full stroke, finishing with a 73.06 stroke average.

Rosenstiel, who just completed her seventh season at Alabama, was honored as the NGCA's National Assistant Coach of the Year. She is the first Alabama coach to win the award. Potter was also named the Division I SkyCaddie NGCA East Region Coach of the Year.

Potter and Rosenstiel guided the 2009-10 Crimson Tide women's golf team to the best season in the program's history. Alabama won its first SEC Championships, finished third at the NCAA Championships, had two All-Americans, two first-team All-SEC selections, the SEC Freshman of the Year (Kirby), the SEC Student-Athlete of the Year (Pancake), captured two tournament titles and set school records for team season scoring average (293.63), single-round scoring (278), the 54-hole scoring record (848) and the 72-hole scoring record (1,157).

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