CCU’s Henderson named to Academic All-District squad

Coastal Carolina women’s golfer Brittany Henderson has again been recognized for her work in the classroom, this time earning Capital One Academic All-Districts honor from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Henderson, who was named the Big South Conference Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year in April, was selected to the Division I first team for District 4, which includes players from Division I institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Puerto Rico. As a first team member, Henderson will now be on the ballot for CoSIDA’s Capital One Academic All-America Team and can become the first Coastal women’s golfer to be named a CoSIDA All-American since Line Cordes in 2005.

A management major and member of the professional golf management program with a 3.96 GPA, Henderson was recently selected as the Big South Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the year in addition to the conference’s all-academic team for the second consecutive year. She has been named to the President’s List seven times and Dean’s List once in her Coastal career. She has also earned a trio of Big South Presidential Honor Roll plaudits.

Henderson’s career has been equally impressive on the course. The senior recently completed her final competition in a Chanticleer uniform, placing 19th (tied) at the NCAA Central Regional in Norman, Okla. In April, Henderson became just the third student-athlete to win multiple Big South Championship individual medalist honors, completing the feat in both 2012 and 2013. In addition, she was named the 2013 Big South Women’s Golfer of the Year by the league’s coaches.

She closed her Chanticleer career as a four-time NCAA Regional participant, only the second in Coastal Carolina history. In addition, Henderson ranks second all-time in the CCU annals with a single-season scoring average of 73.79 (2012-13) and third with a career scoring average of 75.94. She also holds the Big South Championship low 18 record with a 68 over the final round of play in 2012 along with the low 54-hole score of 214, also in 2012.

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