Monday, April 26, 2010
Sarah Ross is one year away from putting her name in a very select group of West Georgia athletes after Wednesday's announcement from the Gulf South Conference, naming her and freshman Lauren Giambastiani to the 2010 All-Gulf South Conference team.
The award is the third in three years for Ross, who earned second-team honors as a freshman in 2008, then was named to the first team in 2009. This year's second-team honor for Ross gives her the shot of earning All-GSC accolades in each of her four years. Only two other West Georgia athletes throughout the program have accomplished that feat.
Ross finished in the top five of nearly every tournament this spring for the Wolves, including a third-place finish and All-Tournament team nod at the GSC Championships earlier this week. She led her team, as co-captain, to West Georgia's best finish ever at the event as the Wolves came in second to champion West Florida.
The second-team award for Giambastiani makes her the third freshman in UWG history to claim All-GSC honors. She did this despite missing the better part of two tournaments in the middle of the spring due to illness. She had top-five finishes in the final two tournaments of the season, then claimed seventh place earlier this week at the GSC Championships.
West Georgia women's golf has now had six golfers close out the season with an All-GSC nod, with Amanda Horn becoming the first with first-team honors in 2006. Two years later, Ross and Regan Freville were named to the second team, followed by a first-team accolade for Ross last year.