Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Another season is in the books for the Lady Vols! We finished 19th at the NCAA Championship, not exactly what we were hoping for, but the girls did their best! We had a great trip and UNC-Wilmington did a great job hosting. They really made it a special event and made it a big deal! Our room keys at the hotel even had the NCAA logo on them, pretty cool! The event is capped off with a banquet sponsored by the National Golf Coaches Association where end of the year awards are given. The Lady Vols took home a few honors, and we are very proud of that!
Nathalie Mansson - 2nd Team All-American
Erica Popson, Diana Cantu, Nathalie Mansson - East Region All Region Team
Sara Monberg, Lauren Spurlock - NGCA Academic All-Americans
Congratulations Lady Vols! I'm proud of you! Have a great summer!!!
Check out the video that was done about the Lady Vol golf team at the SEC Championship. It was cool to have cameras all over the place, but made the first round even more unnerving! It's a great story about the international flair of our awesome golf team!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Today is Nathalie's 21st birthday and she was surpised to have the NCAA Championship field sing Happy Birthday at our welcome dinner. She also cozied up to this "sailor" for fun. I also had to include the photo of Andrew and Diana dancing!
We have arrived at the NCAA Championship for the 6th time in 7 years! We are in Wilmington, NC and are playing at the Country Club of Landfall on the Pete Dye course. Today we played our first practice round, then had a welcome banquet on the U.S.S North Carolina Battleship, that was cool! We explored the ship and you can see in the photos had some fun along the way. Tomorrow is another practice round, then the real fun starts Tuesday!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
After and AWSOME 2nd place performance at the NCAA East Regional, we are headed to the NCAA Championship next week in Wilmington, NC. We had 3 players earn All-Region honors by finishing in the top 10 at the tourney - Erica, Diana and Nathalie. Congratulations to them! A tradition at Tennessee and on the golf team is to paint "The Rock" after good finishes, so I've included a photo of the team's handiwork!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
We had our annual awards banquet Sunday night at Cherokee C.C. to end the season. The following awards were presented:
Player of the Year - Nathalie Mansson
Carrie Cole Effort Award - Sara Monberg
Team Before Self - Diana Cantu, Lauren Spurlock
Weight Room Award - Lauren Spurlock
Senior Gifts - Diana Cantu, Ginny Brown
We said our goodbye to our seniors, which was emotional as always. They have made a huge impact on our program and we will miss them!
The Sacred Heart girls team won Regionals yesterday to advance to the State Tournament this Thursday. Alexa won individually with a 42, Francis was 5th with a 53 and Maya shot 57 for 10th. Hopefully the Lady Vols will be as successful at their Regional this week!