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Courtney Wood Named to 2003 NGCA Division I All-American Team 5/27/03
Vanderbilt Junior Earns Honorable Mention Honors

Vanderbilt junior Courtney Wood was named to the 2003 NGCA (National Golf Coaches Association) All-American Honorable Mention Team following the conclusion of the Division I Championships in West Lafayette, Ind. She is the third Commodore to receive the honor. Teammate Nicki Cutler earned honorable mention honors last season and Peggy Harmon Brady was a two time selection in 1970 and 1971 (AIAW).

Wood led the team with a 74.65 stroke average and is currently ranked 28th in the GolfWeek/Sagarin Rankings. She is one of four players in the Southeastern Conference to win two tournaments this season. She has finished in the Top 10 in six tournaments, including first-place finishes in the Mason Rudolph Championship and the Bryan National Collegiate Championship. She is the first Commodore to earn SEC first-team honors and was also named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. She owns the team’s best round of the season with a 68 in the second round of the Mason Rudolph Championship and the best three-round total of 212 in the NCAA East Regional where she finished tied for fifth, the highest finish ever by a Commodore in that event. She helped lead the Commodores to their fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA East Regional where they finished tied for second, the highest in school history, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season. She finshed tied for 47th at the NCAA Tournament with a four-round total of 308.

“Courtney had a great year,” Vanderbilt head coach Martha Freitag said. “She stepped up and did a lot of great things for us. She leads by example and I can’t speak highly enough about her. She does so many things well and she is very disciplined in the classroom and on the course. I love coaching her and I am excited that I have another year with her.”

The Commodores concluded their successful season Friday at the NCAA Championships where they finished tied for 14th with a four-round total of 1242 - the highest finish in school history.


 







 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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