Fulton’s Collins earns C-USA scholarship

By NEMS Daily Journal

Former University of Memphis women’s tennis player Courtney Collins, from Fulton, is one of 12 student-athletes from Conference USA
to receive the league’s Jim Castañeda Postgraduate Scholarship.
Collins was a three-time C-USA All-Academic Team selection and was named the C-USA Women’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2012. She was also selected to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll and named an Academic Medal winner all four years of her career. She is pursuing a master’s degree in exercise and sports science, and has maintained
a 3.69 GPA after her first year in the program.
“I feel completely blessed. It just shows that my hard work is paying
off,” Collins said. “I am so lucky to have coaches and professors to help push me to be the best I can be.”
Collins finished her four-year career with a 95-44 singles record and two trips – including, in 2012, her school’s first – to the NCAA championship
tournament.