May 26, 2012
AUBURN - For her efforts this season, Auburn sophomore Marta Sanz was named to the National Golf Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-America Team on Friday. The All-America teams were announced at the NGCA Division I Awards Banquet, following the NCAA Championship in Nashville, Tenn.
"We are very excited for Marta, she had a great season this year," said Auburn head coach Kim Evans. "Marta really led the team throughout the year and was instrumental in all of our success. We are looking forward to the next two years with her."
The All-America honor is the first of Sanz's career, but marks the 18th straight year that Auburn has had at least one All-American.
A native of Madrid, Spain, Sanz tallied a 74.3 stroke average on the season. She led Auburn in six of the team's 10 tournaments on the year and tallied six top-20 finishes, including two top-fives. Sanz also helped Auburn win the SEC team championship for the second year in a row and the third time in the last four years.
Her best finish of the season came at the Tar Heel Invitational as she tallied her first career victory, carding a 9-under-par 207 to take the win. Her 207 at the Tar Heel Invitational tied for second all-time at Auburn in low 54-hole score. She also carded three rounds in the 60s on the season, including a season-low 68 at the Tar Heel Invitational.