Lopez Porras and Tarrant Named Female and Male Athletes of the Year, Arceneaux and Barrios Earned Female and Male Scholar Athletes of the Year Honors and Benzio and Myer receive the James W. Wilson, Jr. Award
Highlights from the final day of the 2012 Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Championship.
Tulane: A three-year letterwinner...has played 103 rounds in 35 tournaments and has a career scoring average of 76.55 (7885 strokes)...has shot par or better 10 times and has four top-20 finishes, two top-10 performances and three top five efforts...best 54-hole total came at the 2009 LSU Golf Classic and the 2010 NCAA East Regional with identical 2-over 218s...her lowest round was a 3-under 69 during the final round of the 2009 LSU Golf Classic...a two-time Conference USA second team performer in 2009 and 2010...named to the All-Louisiana first team in 2010 and was a second-team selection in 2009...became just the fourth player in school history to register a hole-in-one on hole 14 at the Arizona Wildcat Tournament on Feb. 24, 2009.
Senior (2011-12): Fall: Played 12 rounds in four tournaments and logged a 77.00 (924 strokes) scoring average...best round was a 1-over 73 which came during the second round of the Mason Rudolph Fall Preview and the final round of the Tar Heel Invitational...produced her best 54-hole total at the Mason Rudolph Fall Preview with a 6-over 222, while her best finish was 22nd at the same event.
Junior (2010-11): Saw action with 24 rounds in eight tournaments and completed the year with a 77.04 (1849 strokes) scoring average...finished par or better three times with season-low even-par outings during the first round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge, the second round of the Alamo Invitational and the final round of the Lady Rebel Intercollegiate...turned in her best 54-hole total with a 5-over 221 at the NCAA Fall Preview, while her best finish of the year was 36th at the Conference USA Championships.
Fall 2010: Played 12 rounds in four tournaments and posted a 76.17 (914 strokes) scoring average...registered two rounds of par or better...best finish was 37th at The Fall Preview.
Sophomore (2009-10): A second-team All-Conference USA selection but was named to the All-Louisiana first team...posted a 75.39 (2,488 strokes) scoring average and finished in the top-20 five times with a pair of top-5 outings...recorded six rounds of par or better, including a season-low 2-under 71 during the opening round of the Kinderlou Forest Challenge...recorded her best showing at the same event with a fourth-place finish...best 54-hole outing was a 4-over 218 at the NCAA East Regional.
Fall 2009: Played in nine rounds in four tournaments (three rounds were cancelled due to inclement weather) and notched a 76.00 scoring average...recorded her best round of even par at the Mo-Morial Classic and finished third at the event.
Summer of 2009: Played in the Ladies Titan Tire Challenge, a professional event on the Duramed Futures Tour and participated in the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier...qualified for the biggest women's amateur event, the U.S. Women's Amateur, by capturing one of the final spots with her finish at the U.S. Women's Amateur Sectional Qualifying event...played in the 109th U.S. Women's Amateur Tournament...also participated in the North & South Amateur with teammate Janine Fellows.
Freshman (2008-09): A second-team All-Conference USA and All-Louisiana selection...played 34 rounds in 11 tournaments and sported a 77.17 (2624 strokes) scoring average for the year but had a 76.81 average during the spring...registered three top-20 finishes and two top-10 performances, including a fourth place effort at the Qdoba Invitational...shot par or better three times, including a career-best 3-under 69 at the LSU Golf Classic.
Fall 2008: Played in all four tournaments and turned in a 77.83 average for the fall...best rounds came at the Cougar Classic, where she turned in a one-over par 73 in the second round, while her best finish was at the Badger Invitational where she was 34th.
High School: A first team all-metro conference, team MVP as a junior and coach's award recipient as a sophomore...participated in varsity tennis, winning state championship in doubles...first team all-state selection, first team all-metro conference and team MVP...varsity volleyball MVP, first-team all-metro conference...founder and leader of TREW (Teens Recognizing Everyone's Worth).
Personal: Majoring in management...born Samantha Ann Troyanovich on October 28, 1989, in Gross Pointe, Michigan...daughter of Michael and Cindy Troyanovich...a four-year member of Tulane's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee...a three-year selection to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and to Tulane's 3.0 Club.