Shean honored

FAYETTEVILLE — Kelli Shean earned selection to the 2010 National Golf Coaches Association All-America second team.

Shean was one of 11 student-athletes selected and makes her first appearance on the coaches’ association All-America team.

“When Kelli and I sat down at the beginning of the year, becoming an All-American was one of her main goals,” Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor. “Her game has grown so much over the past three years and it is great to see her hard work pay off. She has become a complete player. I am very proud of Kelli and as I broke the news to her late last night, I reminded her to dream big because the sky is the limit. I am looking forward to her senior year because now she knows what it takes and will be even more driven for her final year.”

Shean, a junior from Cape Town, South Africa, enjoyed her best season as a Razorback with a 73.27 average. She led Arkansas in nine of 11 tournaments and picked up her first collegiate win shooting a career-best 209 at the Marilyn Smith Sunflower Invitational in the fall.

Shean picked up her first All-Southeastern Conference selection this year. She ranked in the top 10 in the league all year and is ranked seventh as the season closed.

She paced Arkansas to a top 40 ranking all season and the Razorbacks finished the regular season receiving votes in the coaches’ poll and at No. 34 in the poll.

Shean is the third NGCA All-American and represents the sixth selection for the Razorbacks. She joins four-time All-American Stacy Lewis and honorable mention selection Amanda McCurdy as the Razorbacks’ selection to the National Team.