Taco Bell Student-Athlete Spotlight
Statesboro, Ga. - For Eagle golfer Will Evans, excelling in the classroom has been a priority for as long as he can remember. At Eagles Landing Christian Academy, Evans held a 4.0 grade point average and was named to the President's List.
"School has always been important to me," said the McDonough, Ga., native. "In high school, I took the classes that would best prepare me for college. They weren't always the easiest classes, but I worked hard to do the best I could."
The Eagle sophomore has adjusted well to college life, continuing his success in the classroom while working hard to improve his golf game.
"So much of golf is mental" said Evans. "Striking the ball well is only a part of it. You need to be able to manage the course and your round and not let one mistake become two or three. You also have to have confidence in yourself that you can go out there and put up low scores to help your team succeed."
Head Coach Larry Mays appreciates the example that Evans sets for his teammates and other student-athletes at Georgia Southern.
"Will displays all of the characteristics that make a great student athlete," said Mays. "He wants to be a strong contributor to this team while also being a good teammate. He is a hard worker on the course and in the classroom."
Georgia Southern Golf concluded the fall portion of its 2011-12 schedule on Tuesday with a third place finish at the Amelia National Intercollegiate, where Evans shot 225 (+9) to finish tied for 32nd in individual standings. The Eagles begin their spring schedule Feb. 11-12 when they travel to Gainesville, Florida for the Gator Invitational.
Major: International Trade
Interests: Pick-Up Football and Ultimate Frisbee
Food: Anything from Chick-fil-A
Movies: Shooter, Saving Private Ryan, Step Brothers, any movie with Will Ferrell
Favorite Band(s): Zach Brown Band, Journey, Billy Currington
Athlete: Ben Crane
Why did you choose to attend GSU? I really enjoyed the people I met while I was on my recruiting visit.
What is your favorite memory so far as an Eagle? Getting to know Thomas Sharkey. He was a great friend.
What do you appreciate most about your team? How well we all mesh together and get along with one another.
What are your goals for the upcoming season: To win another Southern Conference Championship and make it to the NCAA Tournament.
What accomplishments are you most proud of? Winning the 2011 Southern Conference Championship.
What are your plans after college? I plan to go overseas to get a Business degree in Bahrain, UAE and a Linguistics degree in Amman, Jordan.
- Category: Golf
- Published on Thursday, 10 November 2011 10:47