Blackwelder Receives Academic All-District Honors

June 10, 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky senior golfer Mallory Blackwelder has been selected first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors Association. She is now eligible for Academic All-America honors in the at-large category.

"I am very happy that Mallory has been recognized for her outstanding performance in the classroom," head coach Myra Blackwelder said. "She has worked equally hard in both athletics and academics throughout her career. This award is a wonderful recognition of her dedication to excellence and strong work ethic."

Blackwelder, a native of Versailles, Ky., was also named the Southeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year in April. She graduated in May with a 4.0 GPA and a degree in marketing.

Her freshman season, Blackwelder was named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll and first team All-American. She was also named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2007 and 2008, and is a three-time member of the NGCA All-Scholar Team.

Blackwelder participated in every tournament this past year and finished the season with a team-low 75.52 stroke average. She led the Wildcats to a victory at the UTC Lady Mocs Tournament, taking the event's individual title with a 77.