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2016 SEC Women's Golf Awards announced

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SEC Staff
Photo: Jimmy Mitchell

The Southeastern Conference on Tuesday announced its annual Women's Golf Awards, which were voted on by the league's 14 head coaches.

The 2016 All-SEC teams and a complete list of awards are listed below.

NCAA Women's Regionals will be held later this week, May 5-7.

FIRST TEAM ALL-SEC
Maria Torres, Florida (SEC Championship Medalist)
Bailey Tardy, Georgia
Katelyn Dambaugh, South Carolina
Cheyenne Knight, Alabama
Harang Lee, Georgia
Maddie Szeryk, Texas A&M
Anna Newell, Tennessee
Emma Talley, Alabama

SECOND TEAM ALL-SEC
Lakareber Abe, Alabama
Maria Fassi, Arkansas
Janie Jackson, Alabama
Karolina Vlckova, Florida
Jillian Hollis, Georgia
Jennifer Hahn, Vanderbilt
Michelle Butler, Missouri
Taylor Tomlinson, Florida

COACH OF THE YEAR
Mic Potter, Alabama

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Maria Torres, Florida

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Bailey Tardy, Georgia

*SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Abby Newton, Ole Miss
Lucia Polo, Tennessee

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Rinko Mitsunaga, Georgia
Cheyenne Knight, Alabama
Bailey Tardy, Georgia
Samantha Wagner, Florida
Jillian Hollis, Georgia
Emma Allen, Missouri
Maria Fassi, Arkansas
Shannon Brooks, Tennessee

COMMUNITY SERVICE TEAM
Cammie Gray, Alabama

  • Student-Athlete Activity Counsel
  • Project Serve Youth Mentoring
  • First Tee of Tuscaloosa
  • Halloween Extravaganza
  • Reads to classes at Verner Elementary School

Summar Roachell, Arkansas

  • Team leader for individual community service hours
  • Helped team be among leaders on campus for community service hours
  • Worked several events including First Tee Kids Lesson, Sweat Hogs PE Class Visit @ St. Joe's, Shop With SAAC, Adopt A Family -Local Church, Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis, Volunteered at the American Junior Golf Association, Braves Miracle League Baseball, Ronald McDonald Charity House Event, Dog Adoption Day, Sweat Hogs PE Class visit National Girls & Women's Day in Sports, Book Hogs Kickoff @ Leverett Elementary

Kelli Murphy, Auburn

  • Blessings in a Backpack
  • Womens Hope Outreach
  • Children's Christmas Pageant
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Outreach
  • Atria Assisted Living
  • Haddie's Home Sport Life Coaching
  • Walter Crowe Animal Shelter

Kelly Grassel, Florida

  • During the 2015-16 school year Grassel has accumulated over seven hours of community service hours. Including, volunteering for over three hours at a local elementary school, all while earning a 3.58 GPA.
  • She has also been instrumental in the Gators' six team titles, taking home an individual trophy for herself in the spring opener (Florida Challenge) and five top-25 finishes. Her season stroke average of 73.15 ranks in the top-25 of all SEC golfers.

Sylvie Brick, Georgia

  • UGA's female nominee for the 2016 Brad Davis Community Service Award
  • Female recipient of the "Peach of an Athlete Award" from the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America at the organization's annual Role Model Banquet
  • Current president of UGA's Student-Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC)
  • Coordinated the women's golf team's participation at the Halloween Carnival at Hope Haven, a private non-profit corporation whose primary purpose is to provide services for individuals with developmental disabilities who reside in the Athens-Clarke and surrounding counties
  • Organized the team's building of bookshelves as part of the Family Literacy Project of Athens; and served a key role in the production of the UGA SAAC's production of a "No More" public service announcement against domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • In addition, has assisted with: the UGA Special Olympics Prom; Home Runs for Hometown Rivals, a Special Olympics softball game at UGA's Foley Field; the UGA Girls Golf Day; Girl Power Day at Georgia women's basketball games; UGA Athletic Association's Hunger Bowl; and UGA SAAC's Valentine fundraiser for Relay for Life.

Ale Walker, Kentucky

  • Has documented 104.5 hours of community service since July 1
  • Traveled to Ethiopia in the summer of 2015 as a part of a UK Athletics service trip
  • In Ethiopia, helped construct housing for widows
  • Delivered beds and mattresses to lepers in Ethiopia
  • Served food to orphans in Ethiopia ... Delivered hygiene supplies to the imprisoned in Ethiopia
  • Has rang the Salvation Army bells on three different occasions this year
  • Actively involved in UK's backpack program with God's Pantry, filling backpacks with food supplies and delivering them to local elementary schools.

Claudia De Antonio, LSU

  • Involved in such activities as the school President's Move-In Day in which upper classmen helped Freshman and their parents move into their dorms
  • Annual Halloween BOOzar in which the sports set up booths to celebrate Halloween with nearby kids
  • Thanksgiving with the Tigers that brings together underprivileged Children for a holiday celebration
  • Sickle Cell Christmas event and also took part in women's golf clinics to help people get a chance to learn the game.

Alison Hovatter, Ole Miss

  • 2011-2012 UMAA Honor Roll
  • 2011-2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2012, 2013, 2014 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • Fall 2011 and Fall 2015 Chancellor's Honor Roll
  • 2011-2012 All SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll
  • 2014-2015 All SEC Community Service Team
  • 72 hours total of Bible Study with local high school girls
  • 12 hours of community service (Rebels with a Cause, Women's in Sports)
  • Ole Miss Summer Golf Camp Counselor June 2012-2014

Logan Chaney, Mississippi State

  • Participated in the Walk To School Day for Starkville elementary schools
  • Won Sprit of the State Award
  • Inducted into the Society of Scholars in the Arts and Sciences
  • Frances Newsome Scholar Athlete of the year
  • Lone Senior on MSU 2015-16 team
  • Played in Four Tournaments this season for the Bulldogs
  • 4.0 GPA

Jessica Meek, Missouri

  • Volunteered 20 hours at The Bluffs assisted living home
  • Involved with Special Olympics
  • Columbia Golf Foundation (played 18 holes with young girls and taught them about golf)
  • Assisted with The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

Marianna Monaco, South Carolina

  • Totaled 26.75 hours of community service
  • Build a Bike (Constructed bikes for holiday distribution)
  • National Girls and Women in Sports Day (Meet and greet autograph session at women's basketball game.
  • Spring Valley Baseball Booster Club (Clean up field, work concession stand)

Teleri Hughes, Tennessee

  • Hughes is an active member of Tennessee's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
  • She is a volunteer at UT golf clinics and with the MBA Grads to Golf program.
  • Hughes exchanges pen pal letters with elementary school children and participates in movie nights and VOLoween with local youth organizations.
  • She also helped with the holiday dinner for the Knoxville Ministry Center and fulfilled wish lists through the Christmas Angel Tree program during the holidays.

Callie Scheffler, Texas A&M

  • Scheffler is president of A&M's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and has been involved with the Big Event, Hard Hats for Little Heads, Aggie Athletes Involved and Aggies CAN.
  • In addition, Scheffler is involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, YMCA CHAMPS and Habitat for Humanity.

Lauren Johnson, Vanderbilt

  • Every week since the beginning of the school year, Johnson has a two-hour tutoring session at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital
  • Johnson served at the Children's Hospital for eight Mondays in the fall semester, and is expected to have 10 tutoring sessions this spring