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MU Women’s Golf Player Yuen, Kim Earn SEC Honors

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Mizzou Women’s Golf sophomore Jessica Yuen (Bolingbrook, Ill.) and junior Amanda Kim (O’Fallon, Mo.) each received Southeastern Conference honors, as announced by the league office on Thursday. Yuen was voted Second-Team All-SEC by the league’s coaches after an outstanding campaign and Kim was recognized as a member of the 2018 All-SEC Community Service Team.

After being named to the 2017 All-SEC Freshman Team last year, Yuen was a standout for Mizzou during the 2017-18 season, ranking in the top 10 in four-of-five tournaments during the fall and shooting under par in three events.

Yuen finished the season with a 72.6 stroke average and shot 10 rounds under par. She carded even or under-par scores in nine of 15 rounds for the season and was instrumental in the Tigers’ four top-10 team finishes.

“We are so proud of Jess’s achievements this season,” head coach Stephanie Priesmeyer said. “Jess has been a tremendous competitor for us week in and week out. The SEC is stacked with outstanding golfers so it is great for her to receive this honor.”

Kim, who joins 13 other golfers named to the All-SEC Community Service Team, spends a large portion of her time working in the Columbia community. She took on an active role in SAFE (Student-Athletes Fostering Equality) and serves as Chairman of the Inclusive Excellence Mile Run 2018 and as a representative at Creed week.

She has also served as a volunteer for Tiger Treat, Mizzou Moves and the Special Olympics. Additionally, she loves providing lessons to young girls in the community at the Columbia Golf Foundation, where she has volunteered for the past three years.

Yuen, Kim and the rest of the Tigers are preparing for next week’s NCAA Regional in Tallahassee, Fla., from May 7-9.

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