College Women

Georgia’s Silva Zamora wins Honda Award

Georgia's Marta Silva Zamora during the opening round of the NCAA Women's Championship.
Georgia's Marta Silva Zamora during the opening round of the NCAA Women's Championship. ( Tracy Wilcox )

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

NEW YORK — Marta Silva Zamora of Georgia has won the Honda Sports Award as the top woman in college golf.

The junior from Santiago de Compostela, Spain, was ranked No. 1 most of the spring and set the Bulldogs’ record for stroke average at 71.5. She led Georgia in par-or-better rounds (22), birdies (109) and finished fourth at the NCAA championship.

Zamora had six top-five finishes in 10 tournaments this season.

The other nominees were LSU’s Austin Ernst, USC’s Lizette Salas and Arkansas' Kelli Shean. They were selected by rankings and finish at the NCAA championship.

Zamora becomes eligible for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year honor, which will be awarded on June 27 in New York.