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June 10, 2002

COLUMBIA, S.C. – University of South Carolina senior women’s golfer Reetta Laakkonen has been named to the National Golf Coaches Association Academic All-America team.

Laakkonen, who recently completed her Carolina career after helping lead the Lady Gamecocks to the 2002 SEC Championship and back-to-back NCAA Championship berths, majored in sport and entertainment management at Carolina. Laakkonen had a 3.50 grade point average and also was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for her efforts in the classroom.

The Tampere, Finland native finished the year with a 78.36 stroke average and had one Top 20 finish on the year – an 18th place showing at the SEC Championships where she posted back-to-back career low rounds of one-under 71 to pace Carolina to the victory.