After graduating in 2014, Bria` Sanders of Cordova, Tenn., took her golf skills and artistic talent to Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta (SCAD Atlanta) in Atlanta, Ga. As one of the newest members of the Bee’s Women’s Golf Team, Sanders wasted no time before making a statement with her first collegiate win.
Sanders and her teammates traveled to North Carolina’s Deercroft Golf Course for the AAC Spring Conference Championship. Yesterday, April 1, 2015, marked the freshman’s first win of her college career. Thanks to scores of 74 and 79, Sanders’ two-day total 153 earned her a personal victory while the SCAD Atlanta team finished third with a tournament total 696.
“Bria’ was phenomenal!” proclaimed her coach. “She navigated her way through a difficult layout on a very cold and wet day. For her to shoot 74 on a day when the field averaged over 90 strokes shows how great Bria’ performed. She came up big when we needed her the most.”
After recording matching scores of 80 in the Fall Conference Championship, Sanders improved to shave strokes from her scores and earn a sport on the All-Conference First Team roster along with SCAD teammate Ashley Madden.
While at the IJGA, Sanders competed often, tallying over 40 IJGT events and 33 top-10 finishes. Rounding out the star student was her passion for learning. Sanders was actively involved with the Heritage Academy and gave her time often to community service projects. A true star of IJGA, Sanders continues to shine in the early phases of her college career.
Congratulations to Bria` and SCAD Atlanta, you continue to make the IJGA proud!