The Southeastern Conference announced its 1999 women's basketball

postseason awards on Wednesday, highlighted by Tennessee's Chamique

Holdsclaw being named Player of the Year for the second straight

season.

First- and second-team All-SEC honorees, along with Player and Coach of the

Year, were chosen by the league's 12 coaches.

Holdsclaw, Alabama's Dominique Canty and Georgia's Kelly Miller were all

unanimous first-team members. Tennessee led all teams with three first-team

members.

Tamika Catchings and Semeka Randall joined Holdsclaw on the first

team.

Holdsclaw's Player of the Year selection marked only the third time an SEC

women's basketball player has been honored with that award in back-to-back

years.

Auburn's Carolyn Jones first achieved the feat in 1990 and '91, while

former Lady Vol Nikki McCray received the honor in 1994 and '95.

LSU's Sue Gunter was named Coach of the Year for the second time in her

career. She first received the honor in 1997. This season, the Lady Tigers

finished the regular season with a 20-6 overall record and a 10-4

conference record.

Lady Vol golfers finish eighth in Arizona

The University of Tennessee Lady Vol golf team stepped up its play on the

final day, carding a season-low team total of 290 in the final round at the

Arizona Wildcat Invitational on the Randolph Park North Golf Course in

Tucson, Ariz., on Wednesday.

Freshman Young-A Yang knocked another shot off her score to finish in

eighth place with a new career-low round of 70 on the par-72, 6,003-yard

layout.

Yang posted the second top-10 finish of her short career and led the Lady

Vols for the fourth time during the 1998-99 campaign. She carded rounds of

73, 71 and 70 to capture the second-lowest individual total for 54 holes in

Lady Vol golf history at 214.

As a team, Tennessee turned in a three-day total of 890, tying the

lowest-ever team total by a Lady Vol golf squad. Adding to the team effort,

along with Yang, was junior Stacey Bergman, carding 71-75-74--220 for a

share of 19th place in her best outing as a Lady Vol.

Freshman Carrie Cole (76-77-74--227) posted a career-low round of 74 on the

final day to finish tied for 46th, freshman Tina Schneeberger

(77-80-72--229) carded an even-par and career-low 72 on the final 18 to

finish tied for 52nd.

Sophomore Anna Umemura (79-80-81--240) finished tied for 82nd. Senior

Jessica Lindbergh, who was competing as an individual, finished play tied

for 31st. She fired rounds of 68, 77 and 78 for a 223.

Tournament host Arizona made up ground in the final round to claim the

title in the 16-team field. The Wildcats finished 10-under par at the event

and nine strokes ahead of second-place Tulsa with a score of 854.

Arizona State's Grace Park maintained the lead she held throughout the

tournament to earn individual medalist honors with a 10-under par total of

206.

The Lady Vols will add an international twist to their next tournament,

traveling to the Dominican Republic for the Casa de Campo Ladies

Invitational. The tournament, hosted by the University of Miami (Fla.),

runs March 12-13 at the Teeth of the Dog Golf Course.