Song, Salas Named All-Pac-10 First Team
April 22, 2010
USC junior Lizette Salas, who has four top 6 finishes this year, and sophomore Jennifer Song, who has four top 3 marks, were both named to the 2010 All-Pac-10 first team for the second year in a row, the conference announced on Thursday (April 22).
Song, a 2009 All-American first teamer, is the top-ranked golfer in the country and is coming off a tie for third at the 2010 Pac-10 Championships. She has two wins this year, at the Mason Rudolph Championship and at the Stanford Intercollegiate. Song also was second at the PING/ASU Invitational and tied for second at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. She has a team-best seven rounds in the 60s and her 14 career rounds in the 60s is a USC record. She leads the nation with a 71.00 stroke average, half a stroke better than her average as a freshman (71.55), which also set a Trojan record.
Salas, a two-time All-American, is ranked No. 12 in the country thanks to four top 6 finishes this year and five in the top 12. The 2009 Pac-10 Player of the Year, she is second on the team in stroke average (72.64) and has one title this year, winning the Turtle Bay Collegiate Invitational with an 8-under 208. She has nine career rounds in the 60s, three this year.
Senior Belen Mozo and freshman Cyna Rodriguez were tabbed as honorable mention selections. It is Mozo's fourth conference award. She earned second team honors in 2009, first team in 2008 and honorable mention in 2007.
USC has had at least three golfers represented on the All-Pac-10 teams each year since 2000, all under the guidance of 14th-year head coach Andrea Gaston.