Tubert takes home Southeastern Conference honors

Last year's All- Area standout made her mark for the Razorbacks this season.

May 01, 2011|By Andrew Shortall,

GLENDALE — The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.

Emily Tubert (Burroughs High, 2010) freshman, University of Arkansas women's golf: Tubert guided the 12th-ranked University of Arkansas women's golf team to a fourth-place finish at the 2011 Southeastern Conference Women's Golf Championship at the Auburn University Club on April 17. The Razorbacks (892) were 28 points behind the first-place Auburn squad (864).

The Burroughs High graduate finished fourth individually, as well, five strokes off the lead after recording five pars and 18 birdies. She shot 214, putting up scores of 69, 72, 74 in the individual rounds. Tubert's consistent year-round play earned her SEC co-Freshman of the Year honors and got her selected to the All-SEC first team and All-SEC freshman team.


The former All-Area Girls' Golfer of the Year won three tournaments as a freshman. The highlight of her season came at the Las Vegas Showdown when she recorded a school record 11-under par 205.

Garrett Salzman (St. Francis High, 2008) junior, Macalester College baseball: The St. Francis graduate has helped Macalester win nine games straight and 14 of its last 16 games, including a two-game sweep of Bethel on Thursday. Salzman went five for seven in the doubleheader, collecting three hits in the first game, a 6-1 win, and blasting a grand slam in the fourth inning of the nightcap, leading the Scots to an 8-3 win.

Macalester kept rolling on Saturday, sweeping another doubleheader against St. Mary's. The Scots won the first game, 5-3, and the second, 7-3. Macalester improved to 21-9 on the season (13-1 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference). Salzman is hitting .391 (34 for 87), while bashing eight doubles, two homers, driving in 17 runs and maintaining a .552 slugging percentage.

Kassy Uchida (Burbank High, 2010) freshman, Utah State softball: The 2010 All-Area first-team selection has only gotten better as the season wears on, boosting her batting average from .307 to .341 (47 for 138) in the month of April. She's bashed two home runs, five doubles and driven in 10 runs, while slugging .420 on the season.

The Aggies (14-38, 7-11 in the Western Athletic Conference) are riding a four-game winning streak after completing a three-game sweep against the University of Nevada on Saturday with a 8-1 win, in which Uchida didn't make an appearance.

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