(Fayetteville) (AP) – The University of Arkansas women’s golf team has been selected No. 8 in the Golf World/Women’s Golf Coaches Association Coaches poll.
Wednesday’s preseason ranking comes on the heels of Arkansas’ No. 10 selection by Golfweek.com.
Senior All-American and All-Southeastern Conference selection Emily Tubert and senior Emma Lavy have helped Arkansas to three consecutive NCAA Championship appearances – including a program-best tie for fifth place in 2011.
Tubert returns as the team’s leading scorer, averaging 73.41 last year with two individual titles as a junior.
Defending national champion Southern California was selected in the top spot, followed by Alabama.
Six SEC teams were selected in the Top 25 – tying the Pac-12 -and six other league members received votes in the preseason poll.