PGS student and East Carolina senior, Abby Bools, was named Conference USA Co-Golfer-of-the-Year, as selected by the 10 league head coaches last Monday. Bools is one of three standouts to claim the Player-of-the-Year trophy multiple times in the leagues 15 year history.   Culminating her senior year, she claims the titles of four-time Academic All-American, three-time first team All Conference, and two-time Player of the Year. 

“This is a great accomplishment for Abby,” says Robert Linville, coach of five years.  “She is a hard worker and dedicated towards her goals as a student of the game and a student in the classroom.  She deserves to be rewarded.”

Bools, a student of Precision Golf School, led the Pirates to a second place finish at the 2010 C-USA Women’s Golf Championships.  This marks the fourth straight top three placement when she shot one under par to share a second place finish.  She recorded six Top-10 and nine Top 20 finishes throughout her time at East Carolina.

Bools also took home the Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year award this weekend.  Awarded to the top student-athlete in each Conference by the Faculty Athletics Representatives, the Student Athlete-of-the-Year award is based on academic achievement, athletic achievement, and service. Candidates for scholar-athlete of the year must have earned a 3.0 grade-point-average in each of the last two semesters, while maintaining a cumulative 3.0 GPA.  Selections for the Academic team must have earned a 3.0 GPA during the fall semester and for their careers, with selection based on athletic merit.

“It is very rare to find an athlete that is that gifted in both athletics and academics, and has the work ethic that Abby puts in day in and day out.  We are very proud of Abby for all her accomplishments.”, says Robert Linville.