JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 23, 2014) – The Atlantic Sun Conference on Wednesday honored ETSU's Gabriella Wahl (Heidenheim, Germany) as the 2014 Women's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year, which highlights the league’s Academic All-Conference team.
Wahl, a junior who currently holds a 3.65 GPA as a business major, just last week helped the Bucs claim their second consecutive Atlantic Sun Championship title. She leads the team in stroke average at 74.40 and finished in the top-10 at three tournaments. Wahl posted a season-low round of 68 at the UCF Challenge, while placing a season-best seventh at the Golfweek Conference Challenge.
The A-Sun introduced the new sport-by-sport Academic All-Conference teams in fall of 2012 to recognize student-athletes who embody the conference’s mission of Building Winners for Life. All the members of the team boast a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or better and participated in at least half of their team’s games.
WOMEN’S GOLF SCHOLAR-ATHLETE of the YEAR
Gabriella Wahl, East Tennessee State Junior | GPA: 3.65 | Major: Business | Hometown: Heidenheim, Germany
• Posted three Top-10 finishes, including seventh as best finish win this season
• Helped ETSU win second straight A-Sun Championship
• Led team in stroke average this season with 74.40, competing in all ten events
• Posted season-low round of 68 at the UCF Challenge
WOMEN’S GOLF ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
Jessica Welch, Jacksonville (Junior | GPA: 3.73 | Exercise Science)
Ines Lescudier, Kennesaw State (Junior | GPA: 3.40 | Sports Management)
Lacey Fears, Mercer (Senior | GPA: 3.39 | Economics)
Mary Alice Murphy, Mercer (Senior | GPA: 3.55 | Political Science)