Amber Shepherd shares OVC Golfer of the Week honor

Amber Shepherd shares OVC Golfer of the Week honor

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- On Tuesday, Tennessee Tech's Amber Shepherd earned her first all-tournament honor with a fifth-place finish in the Belmont Invitational. Wednesday, she was named the Ohio Valley Conference Women's co-Golfer of the Week, another first for the Golden Eagle sophomore from Caryville, Tenn.

Shepherd carded a career-best 72 in Monday's round at the Old Hickory Country Club and added an 80 Tuesday, finishing in a tie for fifth place to be named to the all-tournament squad. She shared the award with Tala Mumford of Austin Peay, who also tied for fifth at the Belmont Tournament.

Graham Sleigh of UT Martin was named as the OVC Men's Golfer of the Week.

Shepherd and the Golden Eagle women's team will be in Birmingham, Ala., Monday and Tuesday to compete in the Samford Invitational, then wrap up the regular seaon at the OVC Championships, April 22-24.

2011-12 adidas® OVC Golfers of the Week
Sept. 14 - Tomasz Anderson, Jacksonville State; Marisa Kamelgarn, Morehead State
Sept. 21 - Trey Tarpley, Austin Peay; Lisanne Schmidt, Eastern Kentucky
Sept. 28 - Dustin Korte, Austin Peay; Jared Flanery, Morehead State; Lauren Bond, Austin Peay
Oct. 5 - Billy Peel, Eastern Kentucky; Patrick Newcomb, Murray State; Ashton Stair, SIUE
Oct. 12 - Trey Tarpley, Austin Peay; Lourdes Lopez Caballo, Jacksonville State
Oct. 19 - Marco Iten, Austin Peay; Alexandra Lennartsson, Murray State
Oct. 26 - David Lawrence, Eastern Illinois; Emma Jonsson & Marisa Kamelgarn, Morehead State
Nov. 2 - Patrick Newcomb, Murray State; Lisanne Schmidt, Eastern Kentucky
Mar. 7 - Dustin Korte, Austin Peay; Brendon Caballero, UT Martin; Marisa Kamelgarn, Morehead State
Mar. 21 - Patrick Newcomb, Murray State; Lucia Fernandez Valdes, Jacksonville State
Mar. 28 - Patrick Newcomb, Murray State; Marisa Kamelgarn, Morehead State
Apr. 4 - Graham Sleigh, UT Martin; Tala Mumford, Austin Peay & Amber Shepherd, Tennessee Tech