Song Tabbed All-American First Team, Honda Award Finalist
May 24, 2010
USC sophomore Jennifer Song, who tied for fifth at the recently completed 2010 NCAA Championships, was named an NGCA All-American first teamer as well as a 2009-2010 Honda Sports Award finalist for NCAA women's golf.
Junior teammate Lizette Salas, meanwhile, was named an NGCA All-American second teamer. Salas was also named to the NGCA All-Central Region team after finishing second there.
Song, also an All-America first teamer as a freshman, is USC's first two-time first teamer since Mikaela Parmlid in 2002 and 2003. Candie Kung (2000 and 2001) and Jennifer Rosales (1998 and 1999) were also two-time All-American first team selections.
Salas became just USC's fifth three-time All-American after earning first team honors in 2009 and second team in 2008. She had five top 6 finishes and six in the top 12 on the season. A 2010 All-Pac-10 first team selection, she finished second on the squad with a stroke average of 72.83.
Song's nomination as a Honda Award finalist for golf is her second in a row. The other finalists are Cydney Clanton of Auburn, Caroline Hedwall of Oklahoma State and Jennifer Johnson of Arizona State.
On the season, Song posted two wins -- at the Mason Rudolph Championship and the Stanford Intercollegiate -- and also finished in the top 5 an additional four times, including a second at the Pac-10 Championships and a tie for fifth at the NCAA Championships. Her 71.65 stroke average was second all-time at USC, behind only her freshman average of 71.55. Her career average of 71.59 as well as her 15 career rounds in the 60s were also USC records.