Area sports notes: Sale Creek's Hannah Holland will play golf for Mocs

Area sports notes: Sale Creek's Hannah Holland will play golf for Mocs

June 26th, 2019 by Staff Reports in Sports - College

Sale Creek's Hannah Holland

Sale Creek's Hannah Holland

Photo by Robin Rudd /Times Free Press.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's golf coach Colette Murray officially announced Tuesday that recent Sale Creek graduate Hannah Holland had joined the Mocs after being released from her original national letter of intent with Austin Peay following a coaching change at the Clarksville, Tennessee, school. Holland, who won the areawide Brooke Pancake girls' golf award at the recent Best of Preps banquet, was an all-state selection in basketball and softball as well as golf, and Murray took special note of that in a UTC release. "I always love having all-around athletes on the team," the coach said. "Having the ability to play multiple sports provides great lessons in time management. Just the capacity to juggle schoolwork, multiple sports — it really is a lot." Murray also said, "We're excited to add someone like Hannah this time of year. She's long and is going to develop quickly. I think the formula we have for developing players is really going to suit her makeup."

Academics

» UTC had 38 spring-semester athletes fill 47 spots on the Spring 2019 Academic All-Southern Conference Team, which the league office announced Tuesday. Nine UTC women's track and field athletes were listed twice, for the indoor and outdoor seasons, and track's Emily Poole, Abby Bateman, Julia Henderson and Sophia Neglia joined wrestler Jake Huffine and tennis player Emma Van Hee in giving the Mocs the league's second-largest set of cumulative 4.0 grade point averages. The academic all-conference honor requires a 3.3 GPA and at least three semesters completed at the school, plus participation in half of a team's contests. The softball Mocs had a program-record 10 honorees. Mercer softball player Allie Jones from Calhoun (Georgia) High School was another in the 4.0 group. On Wednesday the SoCon released its 2018-19 academic honor roll for varsity athletes throughout the school year with 3.0 GPAs or better, and UTC had a school-record 184, including 50 earning the commissioner's medal for 3.8 or above.

» The College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association has announced that Sewanee's women and men again are Scholar All-America teams — for the 51st consecutive semester. The female Tigers had a 3.33 aggregate GPA, the male Tigers a 3.24 — both well over the 3.0 minimum for the designation. "Coach (Max) Obermiller has humbly built a program the university can be proud of — in the pool, the classroom and as alumni," CSCAA executive director Greg Earhart said, as quoted in a Sewanee release.


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