Fassi, Roachell Earn SEC Awards
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas freshman Maria Fassi and junior Summar Roachell were honored by the Southeastern Conference for their 2015-16 accomplishments, the league office announced today.
Fassi, who joined the team in January after graduating high school in December, was named to the All-SEC Second-Team and the SEC All-Freshman Team. Roachell earned selection to the SEC Women’s Golf Community Service Team.
The duo lead the No. 7 Razorbacks into postseason action this week at the Stanford University NCAA Regional May 5-7 at the Stanford University Golf Course. Six of the 18 teams in each of the four NCAA Regional sites advance to the NCAA Championship in Eugene, Oregon, May 20-25.
All-SEC Second-Team – Maria Fassi
All-SEC Freshman Team – Maria Fassi
About Maria Fassi
Joined the team in January after graduating high school early (Dec.) … Qualified and played in all five spring tournaments since joining the team in January … Been Arkansas’s low finisher in first five tournaments of her Razorback career … First Razorback to win her first-ever tournament as a freshman shooting 208 at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic … Four top-10 finishes in first five events … Season/Career bests include a single-round 67 (second round of Puerto Rico) and three-round total 208 (Puerto Rico) … Leads Razorbacks with a 72.08 stroke average … Ranks No. 3 on the SEC leaderboard and as the top-ranked freshman.
SEC Women’s Golf Community Service Team – Summar Roachell
About Summar Roachell
Second consecutive selection to the SEC Community Service Team … Team leader for individual community service hours … Helped team be among leaders on campus for community service hours … Worked several events including First Tee Kids Lesson, Sweat Hogs PE Class Visit at St. Joe’s, Shop With SAAC, Adopt A Family –Local Church, Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis, Volunteered at the American Junior Golf Association, Braves Miracle League Baseball, Ronald McDonald Charity House Event, Dog Adoption Day, Sweat Hogs PE Class visit @ Happy Hollow Elementary School, Book Hogs Kickoff @ Asbell Elementary School, National Girls & Women’s Day in Sports, Book Hogs Kickoff @ Leverett Elementary School.
Inside the Ropes – All SEC Honors
• Maria Fassi is the seventh Razorback selected to the All-SEC Freshman Team
• Six Razorbacks have earned eight All-SEC Second-Team honors including Maria Fassi this year
• Summar Roachell is the 13th selection to the SEC Community Service Team
• Summar Roachell is one of three repeat selections for the Razorbacks (Stacy Lewis, Emily Podzielinski)