Blazer freshman picks up first UAB golfer of the week honor since 2012
Jaime Ritter led the Blazers with a round of 77
Blazers finished in ninth place at the C-USA Championship last season
Final tune-up before C-USA Championship on April 22-24
Caitlin Watts finished in tie for 21st
JUNIOR SEASON (2012-13)
Played in nine tournaments and 21 rounds for UAB ... led the Blazers with a 79.43 scoring average ... posted three top-25 finishes ... recorded her season-low round of 75 on two occasions, at the Great Smokies Intercollegiate and the HBU Husky Invitational ... best finish came at the UAB Fall Beach Blast, where she finish in a tie for 16th place ... posted 10 rounds in the 70s.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011-12)
Led UAB with a 76.29 stroke average ... competed in all 10 events and all 24 rounds for the Blazers ... posted her first career victory with a 36-hole score of 149 at the Belmont Invitational (April 2-3), marking one of three top-3 finishes on the season ... named Conference USA Women's Golfer of the Week for her performance ... tied for second at the South Alabama Invitational (Feb. 27-28) with a 36-hole score of 148 and tied for third at the UAB Beach Blast (Oct. 31-Nov. 1) with a 36-hole mark of 151 ... finished among the top 25 in eight tournaments and among the top 10 four times ... tied for seventh at the Conference USA Championship, marking the best finish by a UAB golfer at the event since 2008 ... was the 18-hole leader at the tournament after a career-best round of 2-under par 70 ... also posted her career-best 36-hole (146) and 54-hole (224) scores at the championship.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11)
Enrolled at UAB in January 2011 as a transfer from Auburn, where she did not see action in the fall ... competed in two tournaments for the Blazers during the spring season ... had a stroke average of 86.40 over five rounds ... shot a season-best round of 83 at the Administaff Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate.
A four-time regional champion and 2008 Georgia State Champion out of LaGrange High School ... was also the 2009 state runner-up and was a two-time all-state selection ... in junior competition, Watts was a seven-time champion on the Southeastern Junior Tour ... finished ninth at the AJGA Ringgold Junior Classic ... finished second at the 2009 GSGA Girls Junior and qualified for the 2009 Georgia vs. South Carolina Challenge Match.
Caitlin Elizabeth Watts ... born July 28, 1992 in LaGrange, Ga. ... daughter of Billy and Cara Watts ... has one brother, Ryan ... major is undecided.