Spartan great Morgan to be inducted into Big South Hall of Fame 03-27-2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Former UNCG women's golf All-American Becky Morgan will be inducted into the Big South Conference Hall of Fame, the league announced Wednesday.

Morgan joins former Winthrop baseball player Jason Colson, former Liberty radio broadcaster Jerry Edwards, former Winthrop men's basketball coach Gregg Marshall and former Coastal Carolina cross country/track athlete Jolene Williams in a five-member class that will be officially inducted on May 31 during a special ceremony as part of the conference's annual spring meetings in Hilton Head, S.C.

The Hall of Fame was created in 2003 as part of the league's 20th anniversary celebration and now totals 49 former Big South Conference student-athletes, coaches, administrators and contributors.

Morgan was a four-time All-Big South honoree from 1994-97, becoming the third Big South women's golfer at the time to earn all-conference honors all four seasons of her career. Morgan won the Big South Championship in 1995, 1996 and 1997 and is still the only three-time individual champion in conference history.

The Big South Player of the Year in 1995, 1996 and 1997, Morgan was named a second-team All-American each of those seasons, as well, becoming the first Big South women's golfer to earn All-America distinction. Morgan became the first golfer in Big South history to qualify for the NCAA Championship in 1995 and went on to qualify again in 1996 and 1997. Morgan finished 14th in the NCAAs in 1995, 18th in 1996 and 10th in 1997 and helped lead UNCG to a 12th-place team finish at the 1996 NCAA East Regional. She qualified for the NCAA Regionals all four years of her career.

Morgan finished her collegiate career with 10 individual victories, including five medalist honors during the 1996-97 season. The Abergavenny, Wales, native was also the runner-up at the 1996 British Amateur Championship.

The school record-holder when she graduated for lowest scores in 18, 36 and 54 holes, Morgan was voted Big South Women's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year three times (1995, 1996, 1997) and was a CoSIDA Academic All-America Third-Team selection in her senior season.

Following her time at UNCG, Morgan was a member of the Great Britain and Ireland Curtis Cup teams in 1998 and 2000 and has been a member of the LPGA Tour since 2001. She has competed in more than 230 career Tour events with career earnings of more than $2.1 million and owns 18 top 10 finishes, including two runner-up placings.

UNCG was a member of the Big South Conference from 1992-97.

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