July 1, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- For the second consecutive season, UAB bowler Leah Walker has been selected by the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) as an Academic All-NTCA honoree for her success in the classroom during the 2012-13 academic year.
Walker, who just concluded her sophomore season with the Blazers, maintained a 3.59 GPA as a mass communications major. In addition, the Dallas, Ga., native has twice been named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and was named UAB Student-Athlete of the Week on January 22.
The list of Academic All-NTCA honorees includes NCAA bowlers that maintained a 3.4 GPA or better during the past academic campaign.
On the lanes, Walker averaged 183.8 pins per round at the Music City Classic to close out last season, which was the second-best average on the team. Walker was also a key contributor in the Blazers knocking off then-No. 8 Sam Houston State at the Central Missouri Invitational back in February.