June 18, 2014
"I'm very proud of our current athletes, Leah Walker and Lauren Douglas," said head coach Michelle Crews. "Leah is now a three-time recipient of this award and Lauren is a freshmen who is earning this award for her first time. Both of these young ladies are our leaders in the classroom and our role models for school/bowling/time management skills. They both have amazing work ethic on and off the lanes and I couldn't better more honored to have them on our team."
To be honored, student-athletes had to achieve a minimum of a 3.4 grade point average during the recent academic year. In all 165 student-athletes from 35 schools were honored this year.
Walker is majoring in broadcasting film and has been a staple in UAB's lineup all three seasons. She had a season-best finish of 33rd at the Wildcat Invitational after averaging a 170.
Douglas, a mathematics major, just concluded her first season as a member of the UAB bowling team. She bowled a collegiate career-best 223 at the Wildcat Invitational and finished a season-best 38th at the Aggie Masters Classic.