Durant grad Kelsey Horton awarded $7,500 postgraduate scholarship from NCAA
Kelsey Horton, a former Florida softball player and Durant High grad has been awarded a $7,500 postgraduate scholarship from the NCAA.
She is among just 29 female scholar-athletes to earn the award.
Horton is a 2012 Capital One Academic All-American who earned a 3.76 GPA and graduated with a degree in nutritional sciences this past May.
A two-time All-SEC and NFCA All-Southeast Region selection, Horton was a top-10 finalist for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award and was named to the 2013 SEC Softball Community Service Team for the second-straight year. The 2012-13 UF Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Vice President, Horton helped lead the Gator softball squad to three Women's College World Series appearances and the 2013 SEC Championship during her time at UF.
She finished her career as a Gator with a 211-45 (.824) four-year overall record and an 80-24 (.769) mark in SEC play. Horton ranks fifth in Florida's career record book for homers (36), and was second in the SEC with her 12 sac bunts last season.
Horton will attend Auburn University's Harrison School of Pharmacy this fall.
Former Florida pole vaulter Max Lang is one of 29 male scholar-athletes to also earn a postgraduate scholarship. Lang also graduated in May with a 3.92 GPA and a degree in statistics. He will attend Vanderbilt University's School of Medicine.