Kim Evans Named Co-SEC Coach Of The Year
May 4, 2012
BIRMINGHAM - Auburn women's golf head coach Kim Evans, along with players Patricia Sanz, Marta Sanz and Victoria Trapani were honored by the Southeastern Conference Friday. Evans was named the Co-SEC Coach of the Year while Sanz, Sanz and Trapani earned All-SEC honors.
Evans earned Co-Coach of the Year honors alongside Alabama's Mic Potter. It marks the fifth time for her to earn the award as she was named SEC Coach of the Year in 1996, 2001, 2002 and 2009. Evans recently led the Tigers to their ninth SEC title, her eighth as head coach. It is the second SEC title in a row for Auburn and third in the last four years. The Tigers have competed in 18 NCAA Regional Tournaments with five of them being in the Central Regional. Auburn has finished in the top eight, earning a NCAA Championship bid, in 13 of the 18 appearances.
Patricia Sanz (Madrid, Spain) was named to the All-SEC First Team after earning medalist honors at the SEC Championship with a 3-over 219. It was the first tournament win of her collegiate career and her first top-10 finish of the season. Sanz, who has helped Auburn to an SEC championship in three of her four seasons, became the sixth Tiger even to win the SEC title.
Earning All-SEC Second Team honors were freshman Trapani and sophomore Marta Sanz. Trapani was also named to the SEC All-Freshman Team.
Trapani (Hollywood, Fla.) leads Auburn this season with a 73.88 stroke average, a mark that ranks 15th in the SEC. She has four top-10 finishes, two top-five finishes and a tournament victory, winning the Central Florida Challenge. She was one of four Tigers this season to win a tournament and just the fourth Auburn freshman ever to take home a tournament title.
Marta Sanz (Madrid, Spain) is second on the team behind Trapani in stroke average with a 74.04 average, a mark that ranks 16th in the SEC. She finished in the top-20 in six of the nine tournaments she competed in this season and was the top Tiger in five of them. She finished with two top-five finishes and won the Tar Heel Invitational last Fall.
The No. 5-ranked Auburn women's golf team will return to action May 10-12 at the NCAA Central Regional in Columbus, Ohio. The Tigers will be one of nine top-25 teams at Ohio State's Scarlet Course playing for a spot at the NCAA Championship.
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