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Burroughs High grad Emily Tubert named All-American for second straight year

May 29, 2012|By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com

Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.

Burroughs graduate wins second-straight honor at Arkansas: Former Burroughs High standout Emily Tubert surely didn't endure a sophomore slump this season playing for the University of Arkansas women's golf team.

For the second straight year, Tubert has been named a first-team All-American. In addition, she was also selected to the National Golf Coaches Assn. All-Central Region Team for the second consecutive year.

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Tubert and the Razorbacks wrapped up the season Friday at the NCAA Championship in Franklin, Tenn. Her award was announced Friday evening. Tubert was also a first-team All-American as a freshman last year. This year's honor is the ninth All-American selection in the history of the Arkansas program. Tubert also earned her second SEC first-team honor this year.

Tubert was also selected to the College of Sports Information Director's of America Capital One Academic All-District Six At-Large team earlier last week. She has a 3.80 grade-point average in broadcast journalism and now moves to the national ballot.

Tubert also excelled this season on the course. Tubert opened the year with ties for 16th and 15th place, respectively, and then shot closer to the top of the leaderboard, tying for seventh at the Mercedes-Benz Southeastern Conference/Pacific 12 Conference Challenge. Tubert shot back-to-back 217s and played three of the four fall events at six-over for nine rounds.

Tubert missed the final fall event representing Team USA and helping the squad win a gold medal at The Spirit International in Trinity, Texas. She returned to the Razorback lineup, shooting her way to a second-place finish with a one-under 215 at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic kicking off the spring. Tubert picked up a tie for fourth and a tie for third at the SunTrust Invitational and the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, respectively. She posted a season-best 210 (72-70-68) at the SunTrust and shot a five-under 211 (72-70-69) at the Liz Murphey event.

Tubert rallied big in the final round of the NCAA Central Regional Championship, shooting a five-under with a pair of eagles in the first nine holes. Her 68 on day three was crucial for the Razorbacks as they moved on after a one-stroke edge over the No. 9 team.

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