Watkins Named To PBC All-Academic Team
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Sophomore Dana Watkins added another notch to her collegiate resume on Thursday afternoon as the Clayton native was one of just six student-athletes named to the Peach Belt Conference Women's Golf All-Academic Team.
The team is part of a season-long program recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of PBC student-athletes in the classroom as well as on the field. To be eligible for the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must 1) participate in at least half of his/her team's events and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and 3) completed at least one full academic year at his or her current institution. The Peach Belt Conference Sports Information Directors oversee and select the teams.
The announcement marked the third-straight year that the Lady Braves have been represented on the distinguished listing. Watkins is just the second UNCP women's golfer to receive the honor (Katja Dammann).
Watkins, whose 3.73 cumulative grade point average was the second-highest among Peach Belt Conference women's golfers this season, earned all-conference accolades for the second-straight season after ranking fifth in the league and second on the team with a 77.7 stroke average. She posted eight top-20 finishes in 2011-12 (nine total events competed in), including four events in which she finished among the top 5 on the individual leaderboard. She missed both postseason tournaments (PBC Championships, NCAA Super Regional Two) due to a wrist injury.
Click here to visit the All-Academic Team page.
2012 Women's Golf All-Academic Team
|Jenna Birch||Armstrong||So.||Fleetwood, England||3.60||Rehabilitation Sciences|
|Leslie Choucard||Flagler||Sr.||Chessy, France||3.75||Spanish|
|Tracey Marshall||Montevallo||So.||Newfields, NH||3.70||Psychology|
|Kelly Pearce||Armstrong||Jr.||Albany, Ga||3.68||Rehabilitation Sciences|
|Casey Truelove||North Georgia||So.||Dalton, Ga||3.45||Mathematics|
|Dana Watkins||UNC Pembroke||So.||Clayton, NC||3.73||Exercise & Sports Science|