Thompkins Named Academic All-Conference

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College golfer Mallory Thompkins was named to the Conference Carolinas Academic All-Conference team, the league office announced today.

Thompkins is a junior education major with concentrations in early childhood and elementary education. Through seven events this season, Thompkins is second on the team with an 84.8 average-per-round. She has a low-round of 78 and one top-10 finish.

Thompkins is originally from Georgetown, S.C. She is the daughter of Mitch and Jamie Thompkins.

The Coker women's golf team recently finished third at the Mount Olive Invitational. The Cobras' next competition takes place April 21 at the Conference Carolinas tournament.

Conference Carolinas academic all-conference teams are awarded to junior and senior student-athletes with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale in all work completed at their member institution that have played in a conference-sponsored sport. The GPA is calculated based on the student-athletes' cumulative GPA through the previous semester and each student-athlete must have attended their member institution for at least one academic year.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations and marketing, at 843-383-8018 or cdougherty@coker.edu.

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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.