Fassi 1st back-to-back winner of ANNIKA Award

By: Scottie Bordelon
Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Arkansas golfer Maria Fassi celebrates on the 18th green during the NCAA Women's Golf Championships on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville. Fassi shot a 5-under 68 in the final round of stroke play to earn the individual national title - the Razorbacks' first since Stacy Lewis in 2007.
Photo by David Gottschalk
Arkansas golfer Maria Fassi celebrates on the 18th green during the NCAA Women's Golf Championships on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville. Fassi shot a 5-under 68 in the final round of stroke play to earn the individual national title - the Razorbacks' first since Stacy Lewis in 2007.

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas' Maria Fassi was named the winner of the ANNIKA Award on Tuesday.

Presented annually to the top female United States collegiate golfer, Fassi also won the award following the 2017-18 season and is the first to win the ANNIKA Award in back-to-back years.

Only three schools - Arkansas, Duke, UCLA - have had golfers win the award, which dates back to 2014.

In her final season with Razorbacks women’s golf, Fassi was the Southeastern Conference individual champion as well as NCAA individual national champion.

With her win at The Blessings in Fayetteville on May 20, she became Arkansas’ second national champion, joining Stacy Lewis, who won her title in 2007.

On April 6, Fassi finished runner-up at the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur and, in early May, less than one month after earning medalist honors at the SEC Championships, she won her second consecutive SEC player of year award.

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