On November 3rd, 2017 Dr. Laura Watterson was inducted into the Wingate University Sports Hall of Fame. Dr. Watterson was presented a plaque commemorating her accomplishments at the Blue Carpet Gala at Wingate University during the 2017 Homecoming weekend.
Dr. Watterson was the first Wingate NCAA swimming All-American (HM, 200 Breaststroke, 2004) for head coach Kirk Sanocki. She was the first Wingate student-athlete to score at the NCAA Division II championships in 2004. Watterson was an All-Bluegrass Mountain Conference 16 times (11 individual, five relays). An eight-time BMC champion (three individual, five relays), Watterson led Wingate to two BMC team championship titles in 2004 and 2005. She was Wingate's MVP following her sophomore and junior seasons. Watterson made the BMC All-Academic Team four times and the CSCAA Scholastic All-American team three times.
We would like to extend a huge CSPR congratulations to Dr. Laura Watterson on her achievement!
Photos coutesy of Wingate University.