Lewis selected to Copa de las Americas team

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas junior golfer Stacy Lewis was selected to the 2007 Copa de las Americas team the USGA announced recently. Lewis, a Woodlands, Texas, native, is one of four collegiate golfers, two male and two female, selected for the championship scheduled for June 20-23, at Beacon Hall Golf Club in Aurora, Ontario, Canada. She joins Duke’s Jennie Lee, Oklahoma State’s Jonathan Moore and Wake Forest’s Webb Simpson on the team. "This is another great honor for Stacy," said Arkansas head golf coach Kelley Hester. "Both her collegiate and amateur careers have really taken off and she continues to earn recognition in some of the biggest events in the country." Lewis is a two-time all-American and two-time first-team all-Southeastern Conference selection at Arkansas. She has paced the Lady Razorbacks to some of the program’s highest rankings and to back-to-back trips to the NCAA Championships in each of her first two seasons. Lewis posted an Arkansas school record and course record 66 in the final round of the 2006 NCAA Championship leading the Lady’Backs to the program’s first top 10 finish while finishing ninth as an individual. Some of Lewis’ amateur accomplishments include Harder Hall Women’s Amateur medalist honors, a runner-up finish at the Women’s Southern Amateur, a semifinal finish at the U.S. Women’s Amateur and at the North and South Women’s Amateur. Lewis most recently captured a second-place finish at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational and leads Arkansas back into action Friday at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in Athens, Ga. For more information about Arkansas golf, log on to LADYBACKS.COM.