Montevallo golfer named All-American

Published 2:34 pm Monday, May 17, 2010

University of Montevallo junior Emily Gibson was recently named the women’s golf program’s first ever First Team All-American by the National Golf Coaches Association.

Gibson is one of six golfers to be named on the first team and the only Peach Belt Conference golfer on the list.

Gibson led the PBC in stroke average with a 75.8. She was named a PBC Player of the Week four times after winning four of the nine tournaments she played in this season.

Gibson was also named the PBC Player of the Year and finished first at the PBC championships. She picked up the first of two straight wins at the Newberry Invitational in February, followed by a win at the Ann Rhoads Shootout. She also won the West Georgia Invitational in late March and the PBC Championship in mid-April.

Gibson was also recently named to the PBC All-Academic team as she carries a 3.41 grade-point average in the classroom while dominating on the golf course.