Fourth Straight SEC First-Team Honours For Szeryk

Texas A&M’s Maddie Szeryk of London, Ont. Named First-Team All-SEC
Velasco To Community Service Team In Women’s Golf SEC Awards

Maddie Szeryk. Photo: Texas A&M Athletics.

Texas A&M senior Maddie Szeryk earned All-SEC First Team honors for the fourth consecutive season, as the league announced its annual women’s golf yearly awards Thursday. In addition, junior Chloe Velasco was named to the SEC Community Service Team.

Szeryk becomes just the third Texas A&M golfer with four all-conference selections, and the first since Sarah Zwartynski, who earned All-Big 12 honors each year from 2008-11.  Szeryk, who ranks 12th nationally with a 71.29 stroke average, has finished in the top 10 in 10 of the 12 tournaments this season, earning individual tournament victories at the Bruzzy Challenge and the Dale McNamara Invitational.

The Allen, Texas native holds the NCAA career record with 87 rounds of par-or-better in her career, and holds the Texas A&M career records for stroke average (71.62), birdies (473) and eagles (9). Her 31 Top 10 tournament finishes are an SEC record, and the fourth-most by a player in NCAA history.

Velasco earned a spot on the SEC Community Service Team for a multitude of community service projects. She has participated in Aggies Read, a student outreach organization that is dedicated to promoting literacy and promoting a lifelong love of reading, Aggies CAN, the largest volunteer student-athlete-run food drive in the nation and Aggies Move, which teaches elementary school students about the importance of eating healthy and exercise.

In addition, she helped build houses as part of Habitat for Humanity, volunteered at local nursing homes and, along with her team, visited with the children at Toby Keith’s OK Kids Korral, a home for pediatric cancer patients.

The No. 10-seeded Aggies begin play at the NCAA Austin Regional on Monday, May 7.

FIRST TEAM ALL-SEC

Ainhoa Olarra, South Carolina (SEC Championship Individual Medalist)

Lauren Stephenson, Alabama

Dylan Kim, Arkansas

Maria Fassi, Arkansas

Kristen Gillman, Alabama

Maddie Szeryk, Texas A&M

Jillian Hollis, Georgia

Cheyenne Knight, Alabama

Alana Uriell, Arkansas

SECOND TEAM ALL-SEC

Sierra Brooks, Florida

Jessica Yuen, Missouri

Lois Kaye Go, South Carolina

Julia Johnson, Ole Miss

Marta Perez, Florida

Lakareber Abe, Alabama

Kelli Murphy, Auburn

Morgan Baxendale, Vanderbilt

COACH OF THE YEAR

Shauna Taylor, Arkansas

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Maria Fassi, Arkansas

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Julia Johnson, Ole Miss

SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Dylan Kim, Arkansas

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

Kaleigh Telfer, Auburn

Angelica Moresco, Alabama

Louise Yu, Vanderbilt

Julia Johnson, Ole Miss

Morgan Baxendale, Vanderbilt

Elin Esborn, Florida

Addie Baggarly, Florida

Conner Beth Ball, Ole Miss

COMMUNITY SERVICE TEAM

Nicole Morales, Alabama

Cara Gorlei, Arkansas

Kelli Murphy, Auburn

Elin Esborn, Florida

Isabella Skinner, Georgia

Sarah Shipley, Kentucky

Sydney Cavin, LSU

Conner Beth Ball, Ole Miss

Katie Holt, Mississippi State

Amanda Kim, Missouri

Gaby Amos, South Carolina

Allison Herring, Tennessee

Chloe Velasco, Texas A&M

Alexandra Farnsworth, Vanderbilt

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