May Wood academically ineligible for NCAA's

NASHVILLE-- Vanderbilt women's golf star May Wood has been declared academically ineligible and will be held out of the Commodores' appearance in the NCAA Championships next week, the school announced Tuesday. The ruling deals a severe blow to Vanderbilt's hopes for its first-ever NCAA title.

NASHVILLE-- Vanderbilt women's golf star May Wood has been declared academically ineligible and will be held out of the Commodores' appearance in the NCAA Championships next week, the school announced Tuesday. The ruling deals a severe blow to Vanderbilt's hopes for its first-ever NCAA title.

Wood, a sophomore from Signal Mountain, Tenn., won top individual honors at the SEC Championships April 22-24 and led the team to the SEC team championship. She also finished second overall in the NCAA Central Regionals, held last week in Normal, Ill., with a three-day score of 215 (2 over par). By finishing first as a team in the Regionals, the Commodores had qualified for next week's NCAA Championships.

Wood was eligible for the NCAA Central Regional Tournament because Vanderbilt's spring semester had not yet been completed at the time of the tournament, according to a press release.

Vanderbilt was considered one of the top contenders in the NCAA Championships, scheduled for May 18-21 in Auburn, Ala.


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