Clayton names All American

For her efforts this season, Auburn senior Cydney Clanton was named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-America Second Team last weekend. The All-America teams were announced at the NGCA Division I Awards Banquet, following the NCAA Championship in College Station, Texas.

"Cydney is very deserving of this honor and we are very proud of her," said Auburn head coach Kim Evans. "She will go down as one of the all-time best at Auburn and has a very bright future ahead of her."

The honor marks the fourth time in Clanton's career for her to make an All-America team. She earned first-team honors as a freshman and junior.

A native of Concord, N.C., Clanton led the Tigers throughout the season, notching a team-best 72.48 stroke average. She led Auburn in eight of the nine tournaments she competed in, tallying six top-20 finishes and four top-five finishes. She placed third at the SEC Championship with a 2-under 214 and led Auburn with a tie for 31st at 6-over 222 at the NCAA East Regional.

She has 11 sub-par rounds on the season and six rounds in the 60s. In April, she was selected as one of just six amateur golfers in the country to compete in the LPGA's Kraft Nabisco Championship. Clanton finished the season ranked 13th in the country according to the GolfWeek ratings.

Clanton graduated from Auburn on May 9 with a degree in finance.