WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Junior Lori Beth Adams was named the 2013 Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Golfer-of-the-Year on Tuesday.

Adams becomes just the third player in school history to earn the league’s top honor, joining former Seahawk standouts Becky Berzonski (2005) and two-time winner Carmen Perez-Narbon (2007 & 2009) on the exclusive list. Adams was also named First-Team All-CAA, marking the second time that Adams has earned all-conference recognition as she was a Second-Team All-CAA honoree following the 2011-12 campaign.

“I am so proud of Lori Beth and how she has competed this year,” said UNCW Head Coach Cindy Ho. “It is a very well deserved honor. She has worked extremely hard and has been incredibly focused for the past year.  Lori Beth is such a consistent player and will continue to improve throughout her career. Not only is she a great player, she is very humble as well.”

A native of Burlington, N.C., Adams has fashioned a team-low 74.32 stroke average in 11 events played during the 2012-13 season. She posted five top-5 finishes and eight top-10 results on her way to earning CAA Player-of-the-Week accolades on six occasions. Currently ranked in the top 75 of the most recent Golfweek (72nd) and Golfstat (74th) individual rankings, Adams was named to the All-Tournament Team at the 2013 CAA Women’s Golf Championships in April after posting a second-place finish at the event.

Just the fourth player in program history to be rewarded with an individual entry to an NCAA Regional, Adams will compete in the 2013 NCAA Women’s Golf Central Regional this week at the Jimmy Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.

Sophomore Mattie Tobey was also recognized as she was named Second-Team All-CAA. A mid-season addition to the roster, Tobey appeared in six tournaments and fashioned a 79.00 stroke average in 18 rounds played. She carded a career-low 73 in the final round of the Bryan National Collegiate and posted her first top-10 finish with a tie for seventh at the CAA Women’s Golf Championships in April.

“I am also very proud of the effort that Mattie Tobey displayed this spring,” said Ho. “She came onto our team in January after suffering a knee injury this past summer and immediately made an impact on our team.”