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Suns Sweep Major GAC Women's Golf Awards

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Arkansas Tech University claimed player of the year, freshman of the year and coach of the year awards when the Great American Conference passed out its inaugural postseason women's golf honors on Thursday.

Freshman Rebecka Surtevall of Stockholm, Sweden, swept the GAC player of the year and freshman of the year awards. Her 77.8 scoring average during 2011-12 is the lowest single-season scoring average in Arkansas Tech women's golf history.

Surtevall won the GAC individual championship with rounds of 80-77-75 for a 232 total during the GAC Championships earlier this week at Hot Springs Country Club. She also won individual titles this season at the University of Arkansas at Monticello Fall Classic and the Texoma Chevy Dealers Lion Invitational.

Arkansas Tech's Amy White was named GAC coach of the year. She led the Golden Suns to team championships at the UAM Fall Classic, the Mulerider Invitational and the Natural State Golf Classic. Tech was runner-up in the team standings at the GAC Championships.

It is the second consecutive conference coach of the year award for the Arkansas Tech alumna. White was Gulf South Conference coach of the year in 2011.

Surtevall was joined on the All-GAC women's golf team by fellow Golden Suns senior Elizabeth Sweetnam of London, England (first team), junior Niki Possage of Dardanelle (second team) and freshman Taylor Kline of Springdale (honorable mention).

Click here to view the compete GAC women's golf postseason awards news release from the league office.

Click here to learn more about Arkansas Tech women's golf.