DeLand, Fla. - A second consecutive Atlantic Sun Conference championship for the Stetson women's golf team led to a clean sweep of the league's three major postseason awards, the conference office announced Friday. Freshman Alexandria Buelow (Palm City, Fla.) was named Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year while Head Coach Floyd Kerr earned his second straight A-Sun Coach of the Year award. Additionally, senior Danielle Jackson (Seminole, Fla.) was named to the All-Atlantic Sun Second Team and freshman Anna Hancock (Lakeland, Fla.) to the All-Freshman Team.
Buelow is the first golfer in A-Sun history to win Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year and the first freshman to win Player of the Year since Florida Atlantic's Cecilie Lundgreen won the 1994 conference championship; at the time, the conference tournament winner automatically received the Player of the Year trophy. Buelow is the only freshman ever to be voted A-Sun Women's Golfer of the Year and the first Stetson Hatter to be A-Sun Player of the Year. Buelow's Freshman of the Year trophy marks the second straight year this award has gone to a Hatter with Lauren Cate (St. Augustine, Fla.) winning in 2009.
The A-Sun tournament runner-up in 2010, Buelow set a school record with a 73.1 stroke average, shot par or better 15 times in 34 rounds, finished in the top five 10 times in 12 events and claimed victories at the Hatter Fall Classic and the Cincinnati Spring Invitational. She ended her freshman year ranked 38th amongst NCAA Division I players and 10th amongst Division I freshmen in the GolfStat Cup national scoring average competition.
Senior Danielle Jackson (Seminole, Fla.), a Second Team honoree, closed out her career with her third straight All-Conference selection. Jackson was second on the team with a 75.5 stroke average and shot par or better five times. The 2009 A-Sun tournament champion graduates as Stetson's all-time leader in career stroke average (75.8).
Freshman Anna Hancock (Lakeland, Fla.) contributed a 77.2 stroke average, three par or better scores and three top 10 finishes at tournaments to the Hatters as a rookie, accomplishments that earned her a spot on the A-Sun All-Freshman Team. She tied for fifth at the Morehead State Ocala Spring Invitational while her even par 72 10 days later in the final round of the A-Sun Championship was a major key to Stetson's epic rally from 12 strokes back to win the title.
For Kerr's part, his second straight Coach of the Year award makes him the sixth coach in conference history to win twice while he is the first to win outright in back-to-back years since Campbell's John Crooks did it in 2001 and 2002.
Buelow and A-Sun tournament champion Laura Jansone of ETSU were joined on the First Team by ETSU's Nina Muehl, Campbell's Mary Mattson and Kennesaw State's Ket Premchuen. Qualifying for the Second Team with Jackson were Sarah Bejgrowicz (Campbell), Briana Carlson (FGCU), Sinead O'Sullivan (ETSU) and Mayte Vizcarrondo (ETSU). The All-Freshman Team consisted of Buelow, Hancock, Carlson, Premchuen and Campbell's Teresa Urquizu.