Newton Named co-SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Hovatter on Community Service Team
SEC WOMEN'S GOLF SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR DEAN'S HONOR ROLL CHANCELLOR'S HONOR ROLL WGCA ALL-AMERICAN SCHOLAR SEC SPRING ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL
2015-16 (SENIOR) SPRING: Named the SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year ... Appeared in six tournaments for the Rebels with a scoring average of 76.68 in her senior campaign … Finished the season with two top-five finishes with two more in the top-10 … Fired a 5-under par 67 in the Notre Dame Clover Cup to finish tied for 12th … Carded back-to-back 2-over par 74s in the final two round of the SEC Women’s Golf Championship … Helped her team to a seventh-place finish in the SEC Championship FALL: Appeared in all four tournaments averaging a team-best 72.67 ... Was the team’s top finisher in three of the four tournaments and helped the team to a record breaking day in round two of the CSU Fall Invitational ... At CSU, she tied the school record for lowest single-round score with her 7-under par 65 ... Broke the school record for the lowest two-round score with a 70-65—135 in the first two rounds of the same tournament ... Finished with one top-5 finish and two top-10 finishes. 2014-15 (JUNIOR) SPRING: Competed in six tournaments ... Finished tied for 67th after carding a 79-74-78--231 in the Hurricane Invitational ... Fired a 81-68-77--226 to finish fourth in the Samford Intercollegiate ... Stroke average of 77.72... FALL: Played in all four team tournaments... Medalist honors at the FedEx Memphis Intercollegiate ... Ole Miss' first medalist since the 2010 season ... Bested her previous career-low and shot 73-68-69-210... The first-place tournament finish was Newton's second career top-5 finish.
2013-14 (SOPHOMORE) Played in all nine tournaments ... Finished tied for 25th at the Mercedes-Benz Championship (73-74--147) ... Set a new career-low 54 at the UNC Tar Heel Invitational shooting a 71-72-72--217, while finishing tied for 14th ... Led the Rebels by shooting a 77-72-72--221 at the Clover Cup for her best finish on the season, tying for 7th ... Finished tied for 16th at the Aunenue Spring Break Classic in Maui, Hawai'I with a 74-77-74--225 ... Led the team at the Rebel Intercollegiate in Oxford finishing tied for 20th with a 73-71-77-221 performance ... Finished her sophomore season with a 78-74-76--228 performance at the SEC Championships, finishing tied for 28th ... Ended the year leading the Rebels with a 74.73 stroke average...Qualified as an individual for the NCAA Regionals, finishing with a three-day score of 220 and a season-low 2-under par 70 in the final round ... Named to the Deans Honor Roll with a 3.5 GPA.
2012-13 (FRESHMAN) Played in all twelve tournaments ... Three-time SEC Freshman of ther Week ... Shot a 224 (74-76-74) at the Cougar Classic where she placed tied for 59th ... Finished the UNC Tar Heel Invitational in a tie for 38th (76-78-73--227) ... Finished in 4th place at the Lady Bulldog Individual Championship ... Had career-best finish of 9th place at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invite while shooting a career-low 69 to help the Rebels finish 4th ... Set a career low of 73-71-76--220 at the M&F Bank Rebel Intercollegiate finishing tied for 14th... Finished with a 75.93 stroke average ... Named to the Chancellor's Honor Roll with a 4.0 GPA.
PRIOR TO OLE MISS Ranked No. 18 in the 2012 Class by Golfweek ... Qualified for the 2011 and 2012 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, 2012 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links and the 2011 U.S. Girls Junior Championship ... Tied for third at the 2012 Women's Trans Amateur National Championship stroke play and tied for fifth at the 2012 Kathy Whitworth Invitational ... Posted three top 10 finishes in AJGA events, including runner up at the AJGA Savannah Quarters in 2011 ... Owns several top five finishes in Texas Junior Golf Tour (TJGT) Invitational Tournaments....Cinco Ranch High School(CRHS)four year letter winner....Varsity Golf LadiesMVP four consecutive years...2-year LadiesTeam Captain....holds CRHS school records for lowest scoring tournament round (64), most Championships in one season (7), and lowest season average (73.1). Qualified for Texas UIL 5A StateTournament 2 years, 2011 Regional Champion, and 2012 and 2011 District Champion.
PERSONAL Daughter of Robert and Jennifer Newton ... Born June 21, 1994...Member of National Charity League, Inc.,Star Chapter (NCL), amother-daughter organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. High Honor Graduate of CRHS....All District AcademicTeam....Varsity Golf senior Academic Award.
GETTING TO KNOW ABBY The favorite course you've ever played on: Apple Rock Golf Course at Horseshoe Bay Resort ... What is your dream course to play on: Pebble Beach ... Who would be in your dream foursome: Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson ... Favorite LPGA Player: Suzann Pettersen ... If you could have a walk-out song before you teed off to start a tournament like softball, what would it be: Lose Yourself by Eminem ... Favorite Musician or Group: John Mayer ... What Celebrity would you most like to meet and have dinner with: Adam Scott ... Best concert you have ever seen: Train ... Dream vacation spot: Italy ... Best friend on another collegiate golf team: Megan Webster ... Best moment on the golf course to date: April 2011 state district tournament I broke the course record and shot 64 ... Favorite sport other than golf: Racquetball ... Most memorable moment of the Olympics for you: Watching women's gymnastics come from behind ... Favorite motivational quote:"Success is not the key to happiness.Happiness is the key to success.If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."-Albert Schweitzer ... Favorite restaurant in Oxford: Kabuki ... Best thing about Oxford, Miss.: The best thing about Oxford is its atmosphere and the beautiful campus ... Why Ole Miss: I chose Ole Miss because of the great coaches, education, school spirit and traditions.