Sept. 3, 2011
Megan Spedden, Media Relations Graduate Assistant
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee women's golf team is ranked 11th in the Golf World/NGCA Division I College Women's Preseason Coaches' poll. UCLA sits atop the rankings with eight Southeastern Conference teams finding their way into the top 25. Also representing the SEC in the poll are Alabama (No. 3), LSU (No. 4), Arkansas (No. 10), Vanderbilt (No. 15), Florida (No. 16), Georgia (No. 17) and Auburn (No. 18).
The Lady Vols return all five players from their postseason lineup that wrapped up the 2010-11 season with a 13th-place finish at the NCAA Championship. All-Americans Nathalie Mansson and Erica Popson return to lead the Orange and White; the pair medaled in five tournaments for UT in 2010-11.
The Big Orange opens its season Sept. 11 at the Cougar Classic in Charleston, S.C.