Jane Watts earns All-American Scholar award
Woodford County High School graduate Jane Watts was honored by the WGCA as an All-American Scholar for the 2017-18 school year. This is Watt's second consecutive year to achieve this honor at Murray State University. The announcement was made June 5 as from the WWGC's home office in Coral Springs, Florida. Watt's teammates, Moa Folke and Linette Holmslykke, were also honored. Watts was one of 12 student-athletes honored from the Ohio Valley Conference. She competed in 18 rounds during six events for the Lady Racers this season and ranked 19th in the OVC with a scoring average of 78.2. Her season-best round this year was a 70 at the Chris Bannister Classic where she finished 20th. Watt's best finish of the season came at the ULM Fred Marx Invitational where she fired a 231 and placed eighth. The selection process to the All-American Scholar Team is some of the toughest to meet in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50. "I'm proud of Moa, Linette, and Jane to be recognized by the WGCA," said Murray State coach Velvet Milkman. "Not only have these three performed well in the classroom, but they've also performed on the golf course at a high level." The Murray State women's golf program has now produced 47 WGCA All-America Scholars selections since 1998, and the Racers have had multiple student-athletes chosen in each of the last seven years. The Women's Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, represents over 600 coaches across the nation.