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Thursday June 6, 2013Hedberg Named GolfWeek Third-Team All-American; Lendl and Piccio Named Honorable Mentions

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Sophomore Camilla Hedberg (Sitges, Spain) was named to the GolfWeek All-American Third Team for the second-straight year this week, while fellow teammates and seniors Isabelle Lendl (Goshen, Conn.) and Mia Piccio (Bacolod City, Philippines) were named an All-American Honorable Mention by the same publication. It’s the fourth All-American honor for Hedberg to go along with her two WGCA All-American Honorable Mentions, while it’s the first such honor for Lendl and Piccio.

 Hedberg, who had been Florida’s number one player for much of the year, is fresh off her second full season with the Gators and was already named first team All-SEC last month.
 
The Spaniard had a banner year for UF this season, winning three tournaments and racking up the best stroke average (73.1) on the team, which also ties for the second-lowest season stroke average ever compiled by a Florida player. For a time during the fall season, Hedberg was also the top-ranked player in the nation according to GolfStat.com and GolfWeek.com. During her first tournament victory at the Cougar Classic, which was also her first collegiate win, Hedberg carded a second-round, 66, for a career-best and also tied for the lowest round ever recorded by a Gator.
 
Hedberg’s two fall season wins (Cougar Classic, Betsy Rawls Invitational) also count for two of the lowest tournament totals ever recorded in UF history. Her 203 at the Cougar Classic holds the record by a five-stroke margin, just inching out her 208 at the Betsy Rawls Invite from the same season. In just her first two years, Hedberg holds three of the top tournament scores in Florida’s history. She also is one of 10 Florida golfers all-time to have at least three tournament wins in their career and only the fifth to have three wins in one season.
 
For Lendl, she’s fresh off a banner season as well after being named to the All-SEC Second Team for the second time in her career and finishing with the second-best stroke average on the team (73.5). That stroke average is also good for fourth-best all-time at UF. Lendl tallied eight finishes in the top-25 this year with five coming in the top-ten. She had arguably her best season of her collegiate career with two individual victories at the Dale McNamara Invitational and the Tar Heel Invite. Lendl was even ranked No. 1 in the nation at the end of the fall season by GolfStat.com and her 10 rounds under par were good for second on the team.

Finally for Piccio, this is her first All-American honor of her career to go with two All-SEC Second Team honors as well as an All-Region honor earned throughout her four years as a Gator. The all-american announcement is fresh on the heels of her second-best appearance in an NCAA Championship, where she carded the lowest tournament total (298) for the Gator team and finished tied for 37th.  Piccio was also a driving force in sending Florida to its third-straight NCAA Championship appearance and 24th in school history. At the 2013 NCAA Central Regional, the senior carded two rounds of 69 as part of a two-under (214) tournament scores to finish in seventh place and help the Gators finish in fourth overall, sending them to Athens, Ga., for the final tournament of the year. Piccio finished the year with the third-best stroke average on the team (73.9), which is also good for seventh-lowest in a season in Gator history.
 
The Philippines native also notched her first collegiate individual victory this season as she claimed the title of the Lady Bulldog Individual Championship with a one-round, 69, her lowest of the season and tied for the lowest round of her career. With her victory, Piccio became the third different Gator golfer to win at least one tournament this year. In 12 tournaments this year, Piccio had four top-ten finishes with five top-25 finishes, good for tops on the team.
 
A full list of the end of the year GolfWeek women’s golf all-american honors can be found below.
 
First team
 
    Annie Park, USC
    Stephanie Meadow, Alabama
    Lindy Duncan, Duke
    Mariah Stackhouse, Stanford
    Sophia Popov, USC
    Kelsey Vines, Oklahoma State
    Chirapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma
    Brittany Altomare, Virginia
    Grace Na, Pepperdine
    Erynne Lee, UCLA
 
Second team
 
    Kyung Kim, USC
    Paula Reto, Purdue
    Tiffany Lua, UCLA
    SooBin Kim, Washington
    Noemi Jimenez, Arizona State
    Hayley Davis, Baylor
    Erica Popson, Tennessee
    Ally McDonald, Mississippi State
    Laetitia Beck, Duke
    Lindsey Weaver, Notre Dame
 
Third team
 
    Demi Runas, UC Davis
    Kimberly Kaufman, Texas Tech
    Doris Chen, USC
    Emilie Burger, Georgia
    Emma Talley, Alabama
    Anne-Catherine Tanguay, Oklahoma
    Cassy Isagawa, Oregon
    Camilla Hedberg, Florida
    Emily Tubert, Arkansas
    Caroline Powers, Michigan State
 
Honorable mention
 
    Julie Yang, Oklahoma State
    Celine Boutier, Duke
    Kendall Martindale, Vanderbilt
    Casey Grice, North Carolina
    Manon Gidali, Arizona
    Madalene Sagstrom, LSU
    Tonje Daffinrud, Denver
    Jennifer Kirby, Alabama
    Laura Blanco, Arizona State
    Gaby Lopez, Arkansas
    Krista Puisite, Texas State
    Isabelle Lendl, Florida
    Laura Wearn, Furman
    Charlotte Thomas, Washington
    Alejandra Cangrejo, Duke
    Lauren Taylor, Baylor
    Mia Piccio, Florida
    Maribel Lopez Porras, Tulane
    Manuela Carbajo Re, Georgia
    Rachel Morris, USC
 
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