AU's Clanton National Freshman of the Year

The honors are rolling in for Auburn women's golf standout Cydney Clanton.

Albuquerque, N.M.--Auburn's Cydney Clanton has been named Freshman of the Year by the National Golf Coaches Association as well as a first team All-American.

"Cydney has had an outstanding freshman season," Auburn coach Kim Evans said. "She has played consistently throughout the year and I am excited to see that she has been honored with these two awards."

Clanton, who finished 23rd individually in the just completed NCAA Women's Golf Championships, helped her team to a 12th place finish. Earlier this year, she was named SEC Freshman of the Year.

Winning All-American status and freshman of the year awards were preseason goals for the highly recruited Auburn player from Concord, N.C.

Clanton finished fourth individually at the NCAA East Regional in Athens, Ga., and entered the national meet with the 13th best scoring average in the country.

Clanton, who hopes to qualify to play in the U.S. Open this summer, will also represent the United States in the U.S. vs. Japan Championship.

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