GREENVILLE, S.C. – Furman women's golfer Jacqueline Bendrick has been named the General Shale Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for competition held May 9-15, the league office announced Wednesday.
Last week Bendrick posted the best three-round total of her career by shooting -7 (71-68-70=209) for a ninth place finish at the NCAA Tallahassee Regional, helping seventh-ranked Furman finish third -18 (280-283-283=846) to qualify for the 24-team NCAA Championships, which will be held May 18-23 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. After opening the tournament with a 71 on Monday and a 68 on Tuesday, the Mercer Island, Wash., native capped off the regional with a 2-under-par 70 on Wednesday.
Bendrick, a biology major who graduated magna cum laude with a 3.98 grade point average on Saturday, recently won the 2017-18 Elizabeth Blackwell Academic Achievement Award (awarded to the Furman University female athlete with the highest GPA), the C. Leland Rogers Biology Award (awarded to the student with the highest GPA among biology majors), and the Distinguished Research in Biology Award for her research project studying what causes cancer cells to metastasize.
Earlier today Bendrick was announced as the recipient of the 2018 Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Division I Kim Moore Spirit Award.
Also nominated for SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week: Kylie Toler (ETSU softball), Caroline Taylor (Mercer softball), Mateius Brown (Western Carolina men's track and field) and McClain Bradley (Wofford baseball).
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information