Newton to Play at NCAA East Regional

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Abby Newton will compete at the NCAA East Regional in Tallahassee, Fla. May 8-10.
Abby Newton will compete at the NCAA East Regional in Tallahassee, Fla. May 8-10.

April 28, 2014

TWITTER: @OleMissWGolf

OXFORD, Miss. - Ole Miss sophomore women's golfer Abby Newton was selected to participate as an individual in the 2014 NCAA Championships it was announced on Monday (April 28). Newton is one of 18 individuals who will compete at the NCAA Regionals. Newton will head to Tallahassee, Fla. to play in the East regional.  The East regional will be played at Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee, Fla., and will be hosted by Florida State.

"I'm proud of Abby and her dedication to improve and compete," said Ole Miss head coach Michele Drinkard. " Hard work can pay off if we get out of our way and let it happen and Abby has done that. Abby has an opportunity to compete at the highest level in college golf for the second year and the best is yet to come for Abby." 

Newton is one of 378 participants selected for regional competition. Of these players, 126 will advance to the championships finals, which will be held May 20-23 in Tulsa, Okla. Eight teams and two individuals will advance from each regional to the championships. 

Newton has led the Ole Miss women's golf team this season posting a team-best 74.73 stroke average. The Katy, Texas native led the Rebels in six events this season including posting a season-best seventh place finish at the Notre Dame Clover Cup where she shot a 221 over the three-day tournament. On the year, Newton had three top 20 finishes. Newton will be making her second consecutive appearance at the NCAA Regionals and her first experience as an individual. 

"I am so excited that I get to represent Ole Miss at the NCAA Regionals," said Newton.  "I'm looking forward to the opportunity to compete." 

This will be the seventh consecutive year Ole Miss has had representation at the NCAA Regionals and the first time the Rebels will be sending an individual since 2008.

The NCAA Regionals open on May 8-10. Aside from the Florida regional, other regionals include Oklahoma State and Washington. The NCAA Championship finals will be held in Tulsa, Okla., at the Tulsa Country Club May 20-23. 

East Regional Participants
1. Duke University (Atlantic Coast Conference)
2. University of South Carolina, Columbia
3. Stanford University (Pac-12 Conference)
4. Vanderbilt University (Southeastern Conference)
5. Pepperdine University (West Coast Conference)
6. University of Central Florida
7. University of Virginia
8. Auburn University
9. North Carolina State University
10. Florida State University
11. University of Kentucky
12. Tulane University
13. University of Louisville
14. Baylor University
15. East Tennessee State University
16. University of Georgia
17. Campbell University
18. East Carolina University
19. Texas State University-San Marcos
20. College of Charleston
21. Troy University
22. Murray State University
23. Seton Hall University
24. Alabama State University 

1. Lori Beth Adams, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
2. Ellen Ceresko, Pennsylvania State University
3. Lacey Fears, Mercer University
4. Kaew Preamchuen, Kennesaw State University
5. Abby Newton, University of Mississippi
6. Christina Vosters, Pennsylvania State University

For all Ole Miss women's golf news and information, go to, and follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissWGolf and on Facebook at Ole Miss Women's Golf.


Ole Miss Gear
    • Ratings, Exposure Huge for Ole Miss-Alabama

      Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - Football

      Ole Miss' historic win over Alabama last Saturday was not only popular with members of Rebel Nation, it was among the most-watched college football games of the year.The Rebels' thrilling 43-37 victory over the Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium was the... read more

    • Rebels Pass First Test in Search of Playoff Berth

      Sunday, September 20, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsThe road to the College Football Playoff includes many tests along the way. The Ole Miss Rebels (3-0, 1-0 SEC) just passed their first, proving that they are a legitimate contender after knocking... read more

    • Kelly Makes Statement in Big Rebel Win

      Saturday, September 12, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media Relations Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;... read more

    • Big Plays Highlight Season-Opening Win

      Saturday, September 5, 2015 - Football

      Offense, defense and special teams. Ole Miss dominated all three aspects of the game as the 15th-ranked Rebels routed UT Martin 76-3 in the season opener. The 60,186 fans, mostly dressed in white, anticipated an exciting start to the 2015... read more

    • Time to Take a Stand

      Monday, August 31, 2015 -

      It's finally week! It's been 242 days since the Ole Miss Rebels last took to the gridiron for a clash of the helmets. After a successful 2014 campaign in which Ole Miss knocked off a No. 1-ranked team... read more

    • Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge to Air on ESPNU Aug. 1

      Thursday, July 30, 2015 -

      Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ATLANTA - On Saturday, fans can tune in to see the Rebels duo of Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze and former Ole Miss basketball player Sean Tuohy compete in the Chick-fil-A... read more

    • Rebels Emerge on Four Watch Lists This Week

      Friday, July 17, 2015 -

      Only 50 days until The Grove is full, the constant shouts of "Hotty Toddy" are in the air, and football kicks off 100 years in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium! Looking forward to this upcoming college football season, seven Rebels were named to... read more

    • Football Rebels All Over First Week of Watch List Releases

      Friday, July 10, 2015 -

      As we near the 2015 college football season, national organizations have started to release watch lists for their respective awards. Through the first week of watch lists being released, multiple Rebels have been announced as players that fans need to... read more

    • Engram, Hilton and Johnson to Represent Ole Miss at SEC Football Media Days

      Wednesday, July 8, 2015 -

      Along with head coach Hugh Freeze, three Rebels will represent Ole Miss at the annual SEC Football Media Days next week. Junior Evan Engram, just named to the John Mackey Award Watch List for college football's most outstanding tight end,... read more

    • Five Rebels Tabbed Preseason All-SEC in The Birmingham News

      Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -

      Five Ole Miss Rebels were chosen as preseason All-SEC selections by some of the people who work closest with the student-athletes, the football media relations directors. The 14 football media relations directors of the Southeastern Conference institutions voted in the... read more

    • Lindy's Sports Gives Seven Rebels Preseason Recognition

      Wednesday, June 24, 2015 -

      The preseason accolades just don't stop for the Ole Miss football team. Everywhere you look, Rebels can be found on preseason All-America teams. Lindy's Sports recognized seven Rebels for preseason honors, including four All-Americans. Four Ole Miss Football Rebels were... read more

    • Five Rebels Named Preseason All-America by Athlon Sports

      Tuesday, June 23, 2015 -

      With the season just 74 days away, members of the 2015 Ole Miss football team continue to earn recognition on Preseason All-America lists. Athlon Sports, the latest media outlet to release its 2015 college football preseason All-America team, gave five... read more

    • Sporting News Tabs Four Rebels to Preseason All-America Teams

      Monday, June 15, 2015 - Football

      Preseason All-America football teams continue to roll in, and Ole Miss has been well represented each time.Today, the Sporting News unveiled its preseason All-America first and second teams, which includes a total of four Rebels.OT Laremy Tunsil and DT Robert... read more

    • Athlon Sports Names Nine Rebels Preseason All-SEC

      Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - Football

      Individual preseason accolades continue to pile up for the Ole Miss football team as college football magazines look toward the 2015 season. Athlon Sports is the latest magazine to release its preseason all-conference teams, June 10; the magazine named nine... read more

    • Eleven Rebels Garner Phil Steele Preseason Honors

      Monday, June 1, 2015 - Football

      The start of summer heat and vacations is also the start of another tradition - preseason college football magazines.One of the first to produce a magazine every year is Phil Steele, whose 2015 version includes about as many Ole Miss... read more