May 24, 2008
AUBURN - Auburn golfer Cydney Clanton earned First-Team All-American honors and was named National Golf Coaches Association Freshman of the Year. Clanton tied for 23rd at the NCAA Championship Friday in New Mexico, while the No. 10 Tigers tied for 12th.
"Cydney has had an outstanding freshman season," head coach Kim Evans said. "She has played consistently throughout the year and I am excited to see that she has been honored with these two awards."
Clanton entered the NCAA Championship ranked No. 13 in the country, while averaging 74.61 in spring play. Clanton was Auburn's top finisher at the NCAA Championship as she finished tied for 23rd (74-75-77-71--297).
At the East Regional, Clanton tied for fourth (70-75-72--218) and at the SEC Championship she finished 29th. Clanton was named SEC Freshman of the Year and First-Team All-SEC. She has turned in five top five finishes this year and seven in the top 10, which includes tying for first at the UT Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship.
Clanton becomes Evans 10th All-American that has earned 21 awards. Clanton is the first NGCA Freshman of the Year for Evans.
Clanton will spend the summer competing as she was named to the U.S vs. Japan Championship team and is currently in the process of qualifying for the U.S. Open.