April 7, 2014

Four Tornado golfers named academic all-conference

BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the Conference Carolinas Championships coming up next week, the league announced their men's and women's golf academic all-conference honorees. Three of the Tornado women's golfers were honored and one member of the men's team earned recognition.

On the women's side, Cortnee Young, Anna Walker and Karissa King all earned recognition. Young has a cumulative grade-point average of 3.37 while majoring in Business. Young has posted her best finis of the season, 10th at the season opening tournament the Tusculum Fall Classic. Walker is a Business major and carries a 3.56 GPA while ranking second on the team with a stroke average of 84.93. King in the MBA program and has a GPA of 3.82 in her time at King.

John Scott was the only member of the King men's golf team to earn recognition, with his 3.53 GPA. He has played in 11 rounds for the Tornado and averages 78.64 strokes per round this season.

The 2014 Conference Carolinas Golf Academic All-Conference representatives have been awarded to junior and senior student-athletes with a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale in all work completed at their member institution that have played in a conference sponsored sport. The GPA is calculated based on the student-athletes cumulative average through the previous semester and each student-athlete must have attended their member institution for at least one academic year.

This year's tournament will take place from April 12th to 15th at Bryan Park's Champion Course located in Greensboro, North Carolina. The tournament will be hosted by Belmont Abbey College.

Women's Golf Academic All-Conference Team

Sarah Murray, Barton

Brittney Zine, Barton

Becca Kasten, Belmont Abbey

Rachel Moore, Erskine

Cortnee Young, King

Anna Walker, King

Karissa King, King

Sarah Baniszewski, Mount Olive

Julie Loennechen, Mount Olive

Emy Ohling, Mount Olive

Paige Donaldson, North Greenville

Anna Padgett, North Greenville

Katherine Vanderburg

Lauren Lyle, Pfeiffer

Victoria Purcell, Pfeiffer

Katherine Vanderburg, Pfeiffer

Men's Golf Academic All-Conference Team

Nicolas Fonseca, Barton

Dermot McElhennon, Barton

Cameron Mitro, Belmont Abbey

Taylor West, Belmont Abbey

Ford Blanchard, Erskine

Jeremy Carrell, Erskine

Ronnie Funk, Erskine

Brad Thorne, Erskine

John Scott, King

Sebastian Moerk Andersen, Mount Olive

Jesus Valderrama, Mount Olive

Jacob Harris, North Greenville

Tucker Macdonald, North Greenville

Ognjen Radovic, North Greenville