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Pancake named SEC Female Athlete of the Year

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WRCB) -- Brooke Pancake is going to need a new trophy case before she turns pro.

The recent Alabama graduate who sank the putt that clinched the Crimson Tide's first-ever national championship was named the SEC's Female Athlete of the Year Thursday. Kentucky basketball player Anthony Davis received the male honors.

The SEC's top athletic honor is the latest in a string of awards for Pancake, a Chattanooga native and former Baylor School standout. She won the 2012 Honda Award as the nation's top female golfer earlier this month, and is a three-time SEC Women's Golf Scholar Athlete of the Year.

The three-time all-american, who finished runner-up as an individual at the 2012 NCAA Championships, also received the Paul W. Bryant Award as Alabama's top female student-athlete.

"Anthony and Brooke are true examples of outstanding student-athletes. They have competed at the highest level of collegiate athletics and through their hard work, dedication and commitment to excellence have been successful in their endeavors," SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said in a statement. "They are outstanding representatives of their universities and this conference. The SEC is proud to honor them for their accomplishments and wish them the best in their future endeavors."

Pancake graduated with a bachelor of science in commerce and business administration after carrying a perfect 4.0 grade point average throughout her four-year career. In 2011 she received the Edith Cummings Munson Award, which goes annually to the first-team all-american with highest GPA.

Pancake had a few big tournaments on her schedule before turning pro. She scored the most points by an American in Team USA's recent Curtis Cup showdown with Great Britain and Ireland, and is qualified to play in the U.S. Women's Open next month.

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