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Love earns All-Sun Belt Team honors

Senior takes home second-team accolades

April 25, 2013 · @MTAthletics

NEW ORLEANS - Senior Olivia Love has been named to the All-Sun Belt Second Team, as announced on Thursday by the conference office after a vote of the league's head coaches.

Love saved her best career performance for the end, finishing second at the 2013 Sun Belt Conference Championship held last week. The Columbia, Tenn., native recorded a career-best two-under-par 214 (72-70-72), just two strokes off the lead. Her three-round total tied the best mark in school history and she picked up all-tournament honors for the performance.

As one of the most consistent Blue Raiders during the 2012-13 season, Love recorded three top 10 finishes. She helped MT to the Blue Raider Invitational title in the fall with a fourth-place finish and recorded a 10th-place finish at the UALR Classic in March. This spring, she accumulated a career-best 74.6 stroke average.

Love competed in eight tournaments this year and held a 77.1 stroke average to close out her senior campaign. She is the eighth Blue Raider to take home all-conference honors. It marks the fourth straight year at least one Blue Raider has earned all-league accolades.

First Team All-Sun Belt Conference
Emelie Westrup, UALR
Abigail Laker, Arkansas State
Shelby Coyle, FIU
Sophie Godley, FIU
Meghan MacLaren, FIU
Sofia Bjorkman, Troy

Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference
Yolecci Jimenez, FIU
Tania Tare, FIU
Maria Palacios, Georgia State
Alison Knowles, Louisiana-Monroe
Olivia Love, Middle Tennessee
Kristen Golightly, South Alabama

Freshman of the Year
Meghan MacLaren, FIU

Coach of the Year
Joe Vogel, FIU

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