Sophomore Marina Alex won the SEC individual women’s golf championship and her first individual title as a collegian at the NorthRiver Yacht Club in Tuscaloosa, Ala, in April. She also was named a first-team selection to the National Golf Coaches Association’s All-American squad following her consistently high finishes throughout the 2009–2010 season.
Alex finished the SEC tournament with a 5-under-par 208 score, leading the Commodores to second place as a team. The second-place finish was the Commodores’ best since winning the championship in 2004. It also marked the Commodores’ first individual championship since the 2004 season, when May Wood took medalist honors. Alex set a new single-round SEC Championship record with a 6-under-par 65.
Alex, an economics major from Wayne, N.J., is only the third Vanderbilt women’s golfer to be named to the NGCA’s All-American team, joining Jacqui Concolino in 2007 and May Wood in 2004. Alex placed in the top 10 in all but one tournament.
The Commodores finished the NCAA championship tournament in seventh place. Senior Brooke Goodwin led the team with the lowest scores.