FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (UofA) – Former University of Arkansas women's golfer Stacy Lewis was selected to represent the United States as a member of the U.S. Solheim Cup it was announced Sunday.
The Solheim Cup takes place Sept. 23-25, at Killeen Castle in Ireland and this is Lewis' first appearance on the team.
Lewis, a The Woodlands, Texas, native, was a four-time All-Southeastern Conference and All-American for the Razorbacks. She earned SEC Freshman of the Year honors in 2005, won the NCAA Individual title in 2007 and was the SEC Women's Golfer of the Year as a senior in 2008.
Lewis turned professional after graduating with a degree in finance from Arkansas in 2008, and won qualifying school earning her LPGA Tour card in her first attempt.
Lewis played two full seasons before notching her first Tour win earlier this year coming from behind defeating the No. 1 player in the world in Yani Tseng winning the Kraft Nabsico title.
In recent action, Lewis tied for eighth place overall in this week's Safeway Classic presented by Coca-Cola.
Team captain Rose Jones announced this year's team which includes nine players from the 2009 team that won the title. The Solheim Cup selections are based on a point system that counts Tour finishes and is contested every other year.
In addition to captain Jones and Lewis, the rest of the team includes Cristie Kerr, Morgan Pressel, Angela Stanford, Paula Creamer, Michelle Wie, Brittany Linciome, Brittany Lan, Juli Inkster, Christina Kim, Vicky Hurst and Ryann O'Toole. Hurst and O'Toole will serve as team captains as well.