George earns second team all-conference honors

MT sophomore picks up year-end accolade

April 30, 2014 · @MTAthletics


IRVING, Texas - Sophomore Avery George of the Middle Tennessee women's golf team was named to the All-Conference USA Second Team as announced by the league office Wednesday afternoon.

George led the Blue Raiders this season with a stroke average of 74.4. The sophomore posted five top-10 finishes, including four in the top-five. She took home top honors at the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate Oct. 7-8, tallying 215 through 54 holes for one-under par. George carded a career-best low round 67 in the second round of play at the East Carolina tournament.

In addition to the Lady Pirate Invite, the Cleveland, Tenn., native finished one-under par at two other tournaments. George claimed second-place at the Blue Raider Invitational Oct. 21-22, shooting 215 (72-74-69) to finish just under par. She then opened the spring slate at the highly competitive Hurricane Invitational March 3-5, carding 212 (69-70-73) for one-under par and finishing tied for second.

"Avery is very deserving of this honor and we're especially excited with it being our first year in C-USA," said MT head coach Chris Adams. "Her 74.4 scoring average is one of the lowest since I started and it's a testament to how strong of a player she is. The team has steadily improved the last couple of years and she is a big reason for that."

George is a two-time C-USA Golfer of the Week, earning the award Oct. 9, after winning the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate and then again March 26. Her second weekly accolade came after she finished third at the UALR Classic March 24-25 and led the Blue Raiders to the team title.

"In a league full of very talented young ladies, we are thrilled to have someone represented on the All-Conference list and Avery is very deserving," Adams said.

At the C-USA Championship April 21-23, George helped the Raiders to a third-place finish. MT turned in a program-best three-round tournament score of 879 (294-297-288). The Blue Raiders' third round score of 288 marked a school record for third rounds. The sophomore paced the team, shooting 218 (75-72-71) to finish tied for ninth.

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