May 26, 2009
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- University of New Mexico women's golfer Jodi Ewart was named to the Duramed National Golf Coaches Association Division I All-American First Team following last week's NCAA National Championships. It is the second time in her career that the junior from North Yorkshire, England has received all-America honors from the coaches association. Ewart was a second team honoree as a freshman in 2007.
Ewart is the first Lobo named first team All-American since Caroline Keggi in 1987. Keggi, also a two-time All-American for the Lobos, won a 1-hole playoff to win the 1987 NCAA Championships individual title.
"It puts the cherry on top of the sundae for Jodi's season," said Lobo head coach Jill Trujillo. "It has been her main goal for the entire year, She is a rare player that sets that type of goal and works her hardest to reach it. Jodi is compared to Caroline (Keggi) a lot and takes that as an extreme compliment."
Ewart enjoyed the best season ever by a Lobo women's golfer in 2008-09. The three-time Mountain West Conference Player of the Year finished the season ranked 9th nationally in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index with a rating of 71.40 and in the Golfstat Cup standings with a 72.68 scoring average. Ewart finished the season with 7 top-5 finishes in 10 tournaments, including 3rd place (1-under 215) at the NCAA Central Regional at Ohio State.