COMMODORES NAMED TO WOMEN’S GOLF ALL-SEC TEAM
Courtney Wood Earns First Team Honors, while Sarah Jacobs
and May Wood Earn Second Team Honors
Ala. -- The Vanderbilt Commodores placed three players on
the 2002-03 All-Southeastern Conference Golf Team announced
Tuesday by conference officials. Courtney Wood earned first
team honors, while Sarah Jacobs and May Wood earned second
Wood, a junior from Brentwood, leads the Commodores
in stroke average with a 74.76, sixth in the SEC. She is ranked
32nd in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. She has finished in
the Top 10 in five tournaments, including first place finishes
in the Mason Rudolph Championship and the Bryan National Collegiate
Championship. She is one of only three SEC golfers to win
multiple tournaments during the 2002-03 season. Her best round
was a 68 in the Mason Rudolph Championship (second round).
Wood is the first Commodore ever to earn first-team honors.
Wood was named to the All-SEC Honorable Mention team last
Jacobs, a junior from Whites Creek, owns a
75.36 stroke average and is ranked 11th in the SEC with a
45 national ranking. She has four Top 5 finishes this season,
including runnerup finishes at the NCAA Fall Preview and the
Vanderbilt Triangular. She shot a season-best 69 in the third
round of the Stanford-Pepsi Women’s Intercollegiate.
Jacobs was named to the SEC honorable mention team as a freshman.
Wood, a freshman from Signal Mountain, is the
first Commodore freshman to be named to the All-SEC second
team. She owns a 75.40 stroke average and ranked 12th in the
SEC and 42nd in the nation. She has five Top 5 finishes, including
a first place finish at the Bryan National Collegiate Championship.
She has finished in the Top eight in three of the last four
tournaments. Her best round is a 69 in the second round of
the Stanford-Pepsi Women’s Intercollegiate.
“This is such a well deserved honor for
these young ladies,” Head Coach Martha Freitag said.
“They have had a great season so far and this is a tribute
to them, their teammates and Vanderbilt University. You can’t
have too many players like this on your team. I am really
excited for them and this says a lot about where we’ve
come from and where we're going,” Freitag added.
Eight women earned first-team All-SEC honors
and eight earned second-team All-SEC honors.
Vanderbilt Head Coach Martha Freitag was named
SEC Coach of the Year last Friday (April 18).
2002-03 Women’s Golf All-Southeastern
Conference Teams and Honors
2002-03 FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC
Danielle Downey, Auburn
Diana Ramage, Auburn
Celeste Troche, Auburn
Aimee Cho, Florida
Kristy McPherson, South Carolina
Violeta Retamoza, Tennessee
Jessica Shepley, Tennessee
Courtney Wood, Vanderbilt
2002-03 SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC
Maria Martinez, Auburn
Amanda Dick, Florida
Brittany Straza, Florida
Kelly Froelich, Georgia
Summer Sirmons, Georgia
Sofie Andersson, Mississippi State
Sarah Jacobs, Vanderbilt
May Wood, Vanderbilt
SEC COACH OF THE YEAR: Martha Freitag,
SEC PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kristy McPherson, South Carolina
SEC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Violeta Retamoza, Tennessee