New trend? High school golfer to skip senior year for UGA

Collins Bradshaw, a three-time South Carolina 3A Player of the Year for A.C. Flora High School signed with Georgia.

Bradshaw, who was originally slated to graduate in 2012, will complete her high school diploma requirements early and will enroll at UGA this fall.

“We’re thrilled to get Collins,” UGA coach Kelley Hester said. “We’re even more thrilled to be getting her a year earlier than we thought. She was able to accelerate her graduation date and join us this fall. Collins has been one of the top junior golfers in the Southeast and is now a diehard Bulldog. We expect her to come in and make an immediate contribution.”

Bradshaw secured seven individual titles and seven runner-up finishes during 2009 and 2010. In both 2009 and 2010, she was named to the All-Carolinas Junior Team featuring the top three players from North and South Carolina. Bradshaw also participated in the 2010 and 2011 Can Am Team matches between top golfers from South Carolina and Ontario.

“Collins comes from a big golf family,” Hester said. “Both of her brothers play at Clemson so he already know the ropes of college golf.”

Bradshaw’s brothers, Brewer and Thomas, both play for Clemson, while her father, Bill, played quarterback and wide receiver at South Carolina from 1981-84.

– Info provided by UGA sports information

8 comments Add your comment


April 20th, 2011
9:20 am

get it right

April 20th, 2011
9:47 am

“so he already know”

Mr./Ms. Bradshaw

April 20th, 2011
10:04 am

Could someone tell me if I’ll be playing on the men’s or women’s team at UGA?

just me

April 20th, 2011
10:29 am

Pat-I’d like to buy some s’s. I know that’s not the normal procedure, but I’ll take what I can get.

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Virginia DAWG

April 22nd, 2011
8:17 am

With two brothers currently playing golf for Clemson and a father that played football for South Carolina why is this young lady such a diehard UGA fan? Great job by Kelly Hester.


April 22nd, 2011
9:53 pm

Seems to be some edit issues here. Is this a male or female athlete? Also, if she is completing her HS diploma in the fall, is he/she technically skipping a senior year of high school? This headline is a little misleading don’t you think?


April 23rd, 2011
10:36 pm

Don’t you think the phrase, ” will complete HER high school diploma”, might give you some clue as to HER gender.

Hey Collins, welcome to UGA.