Player: Jillian Drinkard
University: Methodist University
Area of Study: Business Administration/ PGA Golf Management
Expected Graduation: 2022
Soldier Honored: Joel E. Baldwin
2021-22: Named the USA South Athletic Conference Women's Golfer of the Week (9/29/21).
2020-21: Season Results ... Division III Honda Athlete of the Year finalist (Collegiate Women's Sports Awards) … Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Division III Player of the Year … WGCA Division III First-Team All-American and All-Region selection ... 2020-21 CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American Women's At-Large Team (golf) … 2020-21 CoSIDA Academic All-District Women's At-Large Team (golf) … MU Sykes Cup winner … USA South Golfer of the Year ... USA South Conference Tournament individual medalist ... first team All-USA South selection ... five-time USA South Golfer of the Week (3/10/21, 3/24/21, 3/31/21, 4/7/21, & 4/14/21) ... won five of seven events ... won the Savannah Invitational, the Jekyll Island Women's Collegiate, the Piedmont College Spring Invitational, and the Montgomery Country Club (MCC) Invitational ... tied program-low round with a 66 on Day 2 of the MCC Invitational … finished top-3 in all seven of the events she participated in.
2019-20: Season Results ... Named WGCA Division III Second-Team All-American … Earned WGCA All-America Scholar Team honor … Named to WGCA Southeast All-Region Team … Voted team MVP … Named USA South Golfer of the Week (10/09/19, 10/16/19).
2018-19: Season Results ... Methodist's Mason Sykes Cup recipient, awarded to the university's top student-athlete ... selected as WGCA D-III Freshman of the Year ... first team D-III WGCA All-American ... WGCA D-III All-Region team … WGCA Scholar All-American ... two-time individual medalist ... golf team MVP.
High School: played four years of varsity golf at Appomattox County ... played three years and two-year starter in varsity basketball ... three-time all-conference selection in both golf and basketball ... two-year golf team captain ... senior basketball captain ... Regional Golfer of the Year and All-Area Golfer of the Year as a senior ... 2017 Regional Champion ... two-time state golf champion ... named to the VHSL All-State team in 2016 ... coached by Doug Marshall in golf ... member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: daughter of Steven and Paige Drinkard ... majoring in business administration, with a minor in marketing/professional golf management.