Lenoir-Rhyne University has announced the hiring of Lesley Atkins as graduate assistant for the Bears’ Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams.
Atkins, who graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with an area of concentration in fitness and sports industries, played three seasons on the Warhawks’ Women’s Golf squad. Atkins transferred to Louisiana-Monroe after lettering one year at Florida International University (2013-14) in University Park, Fla.
“I am very excited to have Lesley (Atkins) join the Men’s and Women’s Golf Programs at Lenoir-Rhyne,” said LR Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach Elliot Gealy. “She brings a wealth of high level experience on the prep and collegiate level that will be beneficial to both programs.”
“Lesley has a positive attitude and energy that will help our teams continue to build on the past success of the programs. I look forward to watching Lesley develop our student-athletes into complete young men and women on and off the golf course.”
During her prep career, Atkins was an outstanding player at the Loretto School in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was a member of the U18 Scottish National Team and was the Scottish Girls Individual Champion.