Add another honor for coach John Maupin and his Lee University women’s golf program. Senior Courtney Shelton and juniors Madison Alexander and Bernadette Little were recently named 2013-14 Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars.
Shelton recorded a 3.86 GPA. A leader for the women’s golf team over the past three seasons, she won three tournaments this year (Lady Flames Invitational, NCCAA Nationals and Columbus State tournament). She won the prestigious Paul Conn Female Athlete of the Year award, and set a school scoring record at the NCCAA tournament. Shelton was ranked in the top 15 in NCAA Division II for scoring average.
Little carried a 3.72 GPA. The lefty won the Smoky Mountain Intercollegiate in Lee’s first NCAA Division II tournament. She also ranked in the top 15 of NCAA Division II for scoring average. This past season Little shot her best collegiate low round, a 69.
Alexander registered a perfect 4.0 GPA and continued to be a team leader. Overall, the Lady Flames captured the 2013 NCCAA National Championship, placed third in its first Gulf South Conference tournament, and totaled four tournament victories in their first year against NCAA Division II.
“I think it is worth noting that each of these girls has previously won individual honors in a college tournament,” said Maupin. “All three have done a great job of representing our program well, not only on the golf course, but also in the classroom.
“They have a very hectic schedule and it shows a lot of commitment to be able to excel in both areas. Academics are the main reason they are here, and they understand that. They are all very deserving of this recognition. I also think these honors speak to the outstanding faculty that we have at Lee University.”