News from MSU Media Relations--September 26

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STARKVILLE, MISS. - Mississippi State junior forward Treena Ferguson was name SEC Player of the Week this afternoon, as announced by the league office.

Ferguson helped lead the Bulldogs (2-7-0, 1-1-0) to a 1-1 record on the weekend, scoring six points on three goals. Friday night in MSU's 3-2 loss to Georgia, she scored the goal that put MSU up 2-1. On Sunday, the Sarnia, Ontario, Canada native scored twice, including the match-winning goal, as State upset No. 8 Tennessee, 3-2.

"(Treena) has had a great year so far," said MSU head coach Neil Macdonald. "She's been playing very consistently. Since she came to Mississippi State she's been developing; getting stronger and better all the time. This is a great honor for her and the team."

Ferguson is the first Bulldog player to receive the honor this year, and just the seventh player all-time. Emily Meyers was the last to win the award, August 28th, 2005.

The Bulldogs close out the homestand this weekend, beginning with a Friday night match versus LSU at 7:00 p.m. at the MSU Soccer Field. You can follow all the action live at

Men's Golf
STARKVILLE, Miss. - For his efforts in the Bulldog's tournament win last week at the Callis Communications Intercollegiate, sophomore Matt Fast has been tabbed GolfWorld Magazine's National College Golfer of the Week released Monday by the publication based in Connecticut.

Fast, a native of Hattiesburg, Miss. won the individual title of the University of South Alabama event. He registered rounds of 69-70-67 to win his first event in the Maroon and White. His final round of 5-under par 67 set a new career low for Fast. The win marked the first win by an MState individual since former Bulldog Joe Deraney won the Homewood Suites Intercollegiate on the same course as Fast won - the Azalea City Golf course.

The weekly award is based on the individual's performance along with the team's showing during the week and is determined by the GolfWorld writers.

State returns to action on Monday, Oct. 2, competing in the Memphis Intercollegiate at Colonial Country Club's South Course. The 54-hole event will run thru Tuesday.

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