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Tulane's Holmqvist Named Greater New Orleans Athlete of the Month

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Daniela Holmqvist a freshman for the Tulane women's golf team, has been named the Greater New Orleans Amateur Athlete of the Month for April, the Allstate Sugar Bowl announced on Tuesday.

Greater New Orleans Amateur Athletes of the Month

Holmqvist earned individual medalist honors as she led the Green Wave to a dominant victory at the Conference USA Women's Golf Championship from April 12-14 at the Tulsa (Okla.) Country Club. A native of Lindingo, Sweden, Holmqvist was also named the Conference USA Freshman of the Year after shooting a three-round total of 225 to top the field in Tulsa. She helped Tulane amass a victory margin of 23 strokes, the second-largest in the tournament's 14-year history.

Each of the monthly award winners will be honored in the summer at the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Allstate Sugar Bowl and the Greater New Orleans Sports Selection Committee, on Saturday, June 6.