Stacy Lewis to be Inducted in CSC Academic All-America Hall of Fame

FAYETTEVILLE – Razorback great and 13-time LPGA Tour winner Stacy Lewis will be inducted into the College Sports Communicators Academic All-America Hall of Fame Class of 2024. Lewis was a four-time All-American at Arkansas and the 2007 NCAA Individual National Champion. She played for the Razorbacks from 2004-08 (after redshirting in 2003-04) and is the first former Razorback to be inducted into the CSC Academic All-America Hall of Fame.

“We are so proud of Stacy Lewis for her induction into the CSC Academic All-America Hall of Fame,” said head coach Shauna Taylor, who coached Lewis as an assistant from 2004-07 and was her head coach during the 2007-08 season. “Stacy was not only a leader on the golf course, but she set the standard for excellence in academics and golf for our program here at the University of Arkansas. She works tirelessly to be the best at everything she does, and this is another recognition demonstrating her commitment to winning in all areas of school, golf and life.”

Lewis holds a school record 13 career wins at Arkansas, including six during her senior season from 2007-08 to earn SEC Player of the Year to cap off a marvelous career. She won the NCAA Championship in 2007 for Arkansas women’s golf first individual national title and was a two-time SEC Championship in 2005 and 2008. Lewis was tabbed a WGCA First Team All-American in 2005, 2007 and 2008 and an Honorable Mention selection in 2006. She was the 2005 SEC Freshman of the Year and 2007 Dinah Shore Trophy Award recipient. Lewis is also a two-time Golfweek and Golf Digest Women’s Amateur Player of the Year (2006-07) and was the top-ranked amateur in the Golfweek/Titleist Women’s Amateur Rankings in 2008.

Academically, Lewis was named the 2008 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, a four-time WGCA Academic All-American and two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American recipient. Lewis was an SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll recipient and three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll honoree (2006-08).

In the LPGA, Lewis is a 13-time tour winner and two-time Major winner. Some of Lewis’ top LPGA victories came at the 2020 Ladies Scottish Open, 2013 Women’s British Open, 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship and 2014 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G, among others. Lewis was named the 2014 GWAA Player of the Year and LPGA Official Money List Title that same season. She has played in four Solheim Cups and served as the captain in the 2023 Solheim Cup and will also captain 2024 Solheim Cup to be played this September in Virginia. Lewis played in the 2016 Olympics to represent Team USA.

Lewis was the first female member of the Razorback Century Circle, donating $100,000 to the athletic department. Her donation was made to the Razorback golf training facilities, which ae some of the nicest in the country. Lewis also supports Golf Fore Africa, where she sponsors a young girl she met in Rwanda and the Scoliosis Research Society. Additionally, Lewis sponsors a youth golf tournament at Northwest Arkansas, called the Stacy Lewis Junior Open, and donated $50,000 to the LPGA-USGA Girls’ Golf Program.

The Academic All-America Hall of Fame was created in 1988 recognizes former Academic All-Americans who received a college degree at least 10 years ago, have achieved lifetime success in their professional careers and are committed to philanthropic causes. Honorees are chosen annually by a select committee of CSC members, leaders and past Academic All-America Hall of Fame inductees.

Lewis is one of four featured in this year’s Hall of Fame class. She joins James Clear (New York Times best-selling author and former starting pitcher at Denison University), Steve Harter (successful businessman and former offensive lineman and wrestler at University of Mount Union) and Andrew Luck (two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up and Stanford quarterback drafted No. 1 in the 2012 NFL Draft). These four inductees will be honored during the All-Star Night of Honors presented by ESPN on June 10, 2024, in conjunction with the 2024 CSC annual convention at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

“Stacy put Arkansas women’s golf on the map, and we are grateful for the mark she left on our program as well as the work she continues to do on and off the golf course,” said Taylor.


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