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Junior Eileen Vargas Named Second Team All-American

May 28, 2006

Columbus, Ohio - Junior Eileen Vargas, who helped lead the Pepperdine's women's golf team to a third place showing at the 2006 NCAA Division I Championships this past week, was tabbed a second team All-American by the National Golf Coaches Association, it was announced Friday evening.

Vargas, who earned honorable mention All-American recognition in 2005, led the Waves with a career-best 72.83 stroke average in 30 rounds. She posted 10 Top 20 finishes, including eight Top 10s.

The Pepperdine junior, who led the NCAA Championships through the first three rounds, finished tied for fourth with a 3-over par total of 291. Vargas opened her 2005-06 campaign with a first-place showing at the Branch Law / Dick McGuire Invitational in September and claimed individual medalist honors at the Santa Clara Colby Invitational earlier this spring.

Vargas' second team selection marks the 12th All-American selection for a Pepperdine women's golfer. In addition to Vargas, other Waves to earn All-American accolades include Tamie Durdin (2000), Lindsey Wright (2000-2003), Katherine Hull (2001-03) and Carolina Llano (2004, 2005).

NOTES: A photo gallery and recap of the 2006 Division I NCAA Women's Golf Championships are available at http://www.golfweektv.com/index.asp?CATEGORY_ID=15&ID=198&FMT=WM.

Division I All-American Teams

First Team
Amanda Blumenhurst - Duke University
Irene Cho - USC
Da Sol Chung - UNLV
Anna Grzebien - Duke University
Elizabeth Janangelo - Duke University
Tiffany Joh - UCLA
Ashley Knoll - Texas A&M University
Maria Martinez - Auburn University
Jane Park - UCLA
Dewi Schreefel - USC
Jenny Suh - University of Alabama
Caroline Westrup - Florida State University

Second Team
Jacqui Concolino - Vanderbilt University
Alissa Kuczka - Arizona State University
Taylor Leon - University of Georgia
Paige MacKenzie - University of Washington
Azahara Munoz - Arizona State University
Jennifer Osborn - Arizona State University
Onnarin Sattayabanphot - Purdue University
Marci Turner - University of Tennessee
Eileen Vargas - Pepperdine University
Whitney Wade - University of Georgia
Leah Wigger - University of Virginia

Honorable Mention
Sofie Andersson - University of California Berkeley
Christina Boeljon - Purdue University
Amie Cochran - UCLA
Tara Delaney - Kent State University
Sandra Gal - University of Florida
Amanda Goins - Wake Forest University
Nicole Hage - Auburn University
Maria Hernandez - Purdue University
Mallory Hetzel- University of Georgia
Anastasia Kostina - Washington State University
Jennie Lee - Duke University
Stacy Lewis - University of Arkansas
Amanda McCurdy - University of Arkansas
Rachel Newren - Brigham Young University
Sophia Sheridan - University of California Berkeley
Tiffany Tavee - Arizona State University