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Tubert helping Arkansas women's golf to successful season

October 07, 2013|By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com

The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level:

Emily Tubert (Burroughs High, 2010) senior, Arkansas University women's golf: The former Burbank Leader Female Athlete of the Year and All-Area Player of the Year won a tournament in the early going of her final season with the Razorbacks.

Tubert, a three-time All-American, posted back-to-back under-par rounds in leading Arkansas to a team title in the rain-shortened 17th annual Mercedes Benz Collegiate on Sept. 22 in Knoxville, Tenn. Arkansas shot 282 and 281 for a 563 two-day total and claimed the first team title of its season.

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Tubert opened play in the event with a 69 and added a 68 for 137 and a three-stroke win. Tubert opened her round with a bogey on the first hole, but settled in with eight consecutive pars. She lit up the back-nine, playing four-under with birdies on the 10th, 12th, 15th and 16th holes for her 68.

Arkansas is ranked No. 5 in the nation in the most recent Golfweek.com rankings. Tubert is ranked No. 15 in the country.

Tubert had a busy summer of amateur events. The senior qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur, reaching the round of 32 before she was eliminated. She also took part in the U.S. Women's Open, shooting 74-78 (152) to tie for 81st in her first open appearance.

The Razorbacks are scheduled to take part in the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational, which begins Friday in Chapel Hill, NC.

Jocelyn Cervantes (Bellarmine-Jefferson, 2012) freshman, Cal State Stanislaus women's volleyball: The decorated high school player is seeing her share of playing time and getting her share of swings at the outside hitter position during her first season.

Cervantes, a three-time All-CIF Southern Section selection and two-time Santa Cruz Player of the Year pick, has played in 12 of the Warriors' 15 matches, getting three starts. She is third on the team with 87 kills to go along with 47 digs and six blocks.

The former Guards standout had her best match in a 21-25, 25-21, 26-24, 25-27, 15-4 victory Sept. 14 against a team from the Dominican Republic. In the contest, Cervantes tallied a match-high 18 kills. She also tallied 14 kills Sept. 12 against Cal State Monterey Bay and 13 on Sept. 28 against Cal State San Bernardino.

In Cal State Stanislaus' last match Saturday, a 25-10, 25-19, 23-25, 25-17 loss to San Francisco State, Cervantes had seven kills and two digs.

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