Assistant golf coach semifinalist for award

Bravura Banks

Georgia Southern University assistant golf coach Carter Collins has been named a semifinalist for the Jan Strickland Award for the second year in a row.

This award has been sponsored by TaylorMade-Adidas since 2003 and is given by the Golf Coaches Association of America to the assistant coach in Division I, II, III, NAIA or NJCAA that excels in working with student-athletes both on the course and in the classroom.

The seven other semifinalists are University of Florida’s John Handrigan, Univerisity of Houston’s Chris Hill, Northwestern University’s David Inglis, University of New Mexico’s Brian Kortan, University of Texas’ Ryan Murphy, Stanford University’s Phil Rowe, University of Tennessee’s Casey VanDamme and Wake Forest University’s Daniel Walters.

The Jan Strickland Award winner will receive an invitation to the TaylorMade-addidas Golf Kingdom in Carlsbad, Ca.

“Although it’s an individual award I’ve been named a semifinalist for, I’m only in this position because of what the team has been able to accomplish,” Collins said in a news release. “ Win or lose, I hope this process will be a positive reflection on the program.”

GSU has finished top-five in five golf tournaments this season while claiming three tournament titles.