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Upstate Spring 14 Magazine Online

Driven To Achieve His Best Spartans! Way To Go, BY MEG HUNT “I know his passion is golf, and I am the oldest on a team with many freshmen 2013-2014 Athletics Honors confident that we will continue to hear and sophomores,” noted Coach Lawton. Women’s Basketball about Adam Goins and his success in golf “He matured in the way he adjusts to his • Brittany Clency: Second Team All- at the professional level.” surroundings and provided both an emotional Atlantic Sun and physical connection to Men’s Basketball So says Todd Lawton, head the game of golf that served • Torrey Craig: First Team All- golf coach at the University as a wonderful example to Atlantic Sun and Lou Henson All- of South Carolina Upstate, his teammates and me as America Team and it’s a sentiment shared a coach.” by many who know Adam • Ricardo Glenn: Second Team and have followed his Among players who finished All-Atlantic Sun collegiate career. their playing career at • Mario Blessing: All-Academic Team Upstate, Goins‘ 74.0 stroke In what could be described average stands second alltime Men’s Cross Country as a storybook four years behind former player • Ross Oden: All-Academic Team at Upstate, Goins has and current USC Upstate Men’s Soccer been a leader on the volunteer assistant golf • Marvin Schmiege: Second Team course since his freshman coach Josh Gallman. All-Atlantic Sun season when he won the individual championship In all, the recently graduated Women’s Indoor Track and Field at the Caribbean Classic Goins ranks second all time • Brittany Walls: Third Team All- becoming the first and only with three wins and is among Atlantic Sun for Indoor Pentathlon freshman in the history of the program to the all-time greats with seven Top 5 and 12 • Dominique Nock, Heaven Briggs, win a tournament title. Top 10 finishes. Essence Jackson and Ashley Edmond: First Team All-Atlantic His journey into the sport began when He also is ranked third all-time with a .711 Sun Indoor 4x400 meter relay he first picked up a club at age five and head-to-head winning percentage. started playing at age six in his hometown • Ashley Edmond: All-Academic of Gaffney, S.C. While Goins aspires to play at the PGA Team level, he also has prepared for the day • Anastasia Kolenitchenko: All- “I love how golf is an individual sport but "when I have to put away the golf clubs." By Academic Team allows you to play on a team in high school majoring in criminal justice, he is equipping and college,” noted Goins. “I was drawn to himself with the knowledge to be a detective Softball golf because it is a sport where you control or work for the DEA. A-Sun Regular Season Champions the outcome; you can only blame yourself • Shellie Robinson: A-Sun Player of for your mistakes.” Coach Lawton is confident that Goins will the Year be successful in whatever path he chooses. It was that positive attitude that made Goins “His example of work ethic and perseverance • Anna Miller: A-Sun Pitcher of the a mainstay in the lineup his freshman year in practice and play, as well as his Year when he played in nine events and 26 accomplishments will provide for a legacy • Lexi Shubert: A-Sun Freshman of rounds. He finished second at the South that will last for years to come,” he said. the Year Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship that summer and was the only player from South Carolina to qualify for the prestigious 2014 ATLANTIC SUN Cardinal Amateur. COACH OF THE YEAR “Over his career, he embraced the change from being the youngest in the starting USC UPSTATE SOFTBALL HEAD COACH lineup of a bunch of veteran players to CHRIS HAWKINS 19  201240 1S4p rSinpgri nUgp sUtpasteta Mtea Mgaazginaezine


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