Aug. 2, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- UAB bowler Leah Walker has been selected by the National Tenpin Coaches Association as an Academic All-NTCA honoree for the 2011-12 season.
Walker, a product of Dallas, Ga., who completed her freshman campaign this past season as a member of the Blazers' inaugural bowling team, was a Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll selection in the spring.
The list of Academic All-NTCA honorees includes NCAA bowlers who compiled a minimum grade-point average of 3.4 during the 2011-12 academic year.
Walker ranked second among all UAB bowlers this past season with a 175.3 per-game average. She finished in the top 10 individually in three events and managed a high game of 234 against Louisiana Tech in January at Arkansas State's Mid-Winter Classic.
Walker helped UAB to two tournament victories in its first season of competition, and she is one of five Blazers who returns for the upcoming 2012-13 campaign.