ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia’s Kelsey Kurnett has been honored as a member of the SEC Community Service team for women’s golf.
Kurnett, a senior from Alpharetta, Ga., served as the team’s representative on UGA’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) along with classmate Gabriela Coello. Among her list if community service activities, Kurnett helped coordinate efforts associated with: UGA Relay for Life, the community-based fundraising event for the American Cancer Society and many other Cancer related institutions, societies and associations; the Special Olympics and associated events such as the Special Olympics Prom, The Home Runs for Hometown Rivals baseball game, snow tubing trips, corn maze adventures and Valentine’s Day dances; UGA Miracle, which raises funds for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; the Hunger Bowl, a friendly community-wide competition to collect food for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving; and stuffing goodie bags for UGA student who are veterans.
Kurnett originally served as a team manager before joining the squad for her final two years in Athens. She participated in eight tournaments over the past two seasons, including a top-20 finish at the 2019 Duel in the Desert, and recorded a career-low loop of even-par 72 in the opening round of the 2019 Lady Puerto Rico Classic.
Kurnett was recognized as an All-American Scholar by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) as a junior. She graduated from UGA’s Terry College of Business in May with her degree in Finance. Kurnett opted to not utilize the NCAA exemption to return to the team next season since she accepted a job with J.P. Morgan prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.