Student-athletes start on new degrees in extra season

Four University of North Georgia (UNG) student-athletes will use their extended eligibility to pursue additional degrees at the university. The opportunity arose when the NCAA offered seniors in spring sports a chance to extend their careers after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down their seasons in March 2020.  

Women’s golfer Megan Sabol finished up a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with a health and fitness concentration this spring. She considered turning professional before deciding to return to UNG to pursue a master’s degree in kinesiology.

The Augusta, Georgia, native is coming off a season in which she was the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year for the second time, was a Women’s Golf Coaches’ Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar for a second straight year, and earned second-team WGCA All-American honors in head coach Sierra Campbell’s first season.

“I’m really excited to play again. With Coach Campbell in her first year, I learned

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