TROY’s women’s golf team won the Sun Belt Conference championship and made
the program’s first NCAA Regional appearance in its Division I history. The team
finished in 20th place. The Trojans were led by Sun Belt Freshman of the Year
Fátima Fernández Cano, who finished in the top 10 in five of her 11 events this
season. “I’m really proud of the way they fought and hung in there,” head coach
Bart Barnes said of his team’s regional performance. “We played really hard with
a lot of effort, a lot of heart and a lot of pride. We’re just trying to get better each
year and maybe we’re on the different end of the stick next year.”
Fátima Fernández Cano
• Former Trojan softball player Tara Blackwell is congratulated by Chancellor Hawkins during Spring Commencement. Blackwell, of Pensacola, whose career was cut short
in 2005 due to a spinal cord injury, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She was also recognized by the Office of Student-Athlete Services with its
Strength of Character Award during the department’s annual graduate luncheon where student-athletes receive their varsity letter, Sun Belt medallion and a senior gift.
The Troy University Sports Hall of Fame inducted its third class of honorees on March 29. Inductees are, from left to right, Danny Cox, baseball; Paul Ward,
men’s basketball; Perry Griggs, football; Mike Griffin, men’s golf; Rick Rhodes, football; Ted Horstead, football; and Anthony Reed, men’s basketball. Not pictured
is Osi Umenyiora, football.