UMAA HONOR ROLL SEC FIRST YEAR ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL CHANCELLOR'S HONOR ROLL
2012 Fall (RS FRESHMAN) Played in all four fall tournaments ... Finished tied for 44th at the Golfweek Conference Challenge (75-77-78 - 230) ... Ended the year with a 76.10 stroke average ... Lowest round of the fall was a 73 ... Named to the UMAA Honor Roll.
2011-12 (FRESHMAN) Redshirted ... Named to the SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll ... Chancellor's Honor Roll in the fall and UMAA Honor Roll in the spring.
PRIOR TO OLE MISS Won five straight Madison County Golf Tournaments from 2007-11 ... Won two SJGT events: Huntsville Junior Classic (2011) and Indian Hills Junior Classic (2010) ... Made All-State in golf four years straight from 2008-11 ... Received the SJGT Good Sportsmanship Award in 2010 ... Received the DAR Good Citizenship Award in 2011 ... Earned the Heisman Award for Hazel Green HS in 2011 ... Received the U.S. Army Scholar-Athlete Award in 2011.
PERSONAL Daughter of Freddie and Lou Hovatter ... Born July 21, 1993 ... Full name is Alison Carol Hovatter ... Majoring in Business ... Mom played basketball and tennis at North Alabama ... Favorite color: Green ... Favorite club in my bag: Putter ... Favorite historical figure: John F. Kennedy ... Favorite candy: Hershey Bars.
GETTING TO KNOW ALISON The favorite course you've ever played on: Hoover Country Club ... What is your dream course to play on: Augusta National ... Who would be in your dream foursome: Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Angela Stanford and Dori Carter ... Favorite LPGA & PGA Player: Dori Carter and Phil Mickelson ... If you could have a walk-out song before you teed off to start a tournament like softball, what would it be: "Trust in Jesus" by Third Day ... Favorite Musician or Group: Jason Aldean ... What Celebrity would you most like to meet and have dinner with: Tim Tebow ... Best concert you have ever seen: Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan ... Dream vacation spot: St. Andrews, Scotland ... Best friend on another collegiate golf team: Gabi Oubre' (Mississippi State) ... Best moment on the golf course to date: Playing against Kathy Hartwiger in the finals of the Alabama State Amateur Championship this summer ... Favorite sport other than golf: Tennis ... Favorite motivational quote: "I can...I will...I am" ... Favorite restaurant in Oxford: The Beacon and YaYa's ... Best thing about Oxford, Miss.: The Grove ... Why Ole Miss: I love the passion and the championship mentality of the golf program and the traditions of the University ... Hobbies: I really enjoy being a part of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
WHAT HAPPENED VS. ALABAMA: For the third time in the SEC Tournament, Ole Miss scored first with three runs in the second, then battled back to tie the 5-5 in the seventh, but fell to Alabama 7-5 in 10 innings.... read more
Summer is approaching which means the magazine stands are starting to fill up with preseason football publications. I swung by the convenient store Wednesday, and it looks like Sporting News and Athlon won the war of getting their season previews... read more
Track & Field News published today a comprehensive listing of the best marks in the world and U.S. this year, combining indoors and outdoors (full lists here). Several current and former Ole Miss athletes found themselves on the lists, as... read more
Behind Bobby Wahl and Mike Mayers, sophomore right-hander Sam Smith has quietly put together a stellar season in his own right. The regular third starter in the weekend rotation, the Lake Charles, La., native is 3-0 with a 3.11 ERA... read more
No. 6 Ole Miss (37-20, 15-15 SEC) vs. No. 3 Arkansas (35-19, 18-11 SEC)May 22 | 9:30 a.m. | Hoover, Ala. | Comcast Sports Southeast/ESPN3UM So. RHP Sam Smith (3-0, 3.28 ERA) vs. UA Jr. RHP Barrett Astin (4-4, 2.02... read more
WHAT HAPPENED VS. KENTUCKY: On four days' rest, junior right-hander Mike Mayers pitched a gem, giving up one run (unearned) on six hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in 6.1 innings of work, as No. 6 seed Ole Miss... read more
Ole Miss (36-20, 15-15 SEC) vs. UK SR LHP Jerad Grundy (6-5, 4.75 ERA)1. LF Tanner Mathis (0-for-7, 3 BB)2, SS Austin Anderson (2-for-6)3. C Stuart Turner (2-for-3, HR, 2 BB)4. 3B Andrew Mistone (5-for-9, 3 2B, 3B)5. CF Auston... read more
No. 6 Ole Miss (36-20, 15-15 SEC) vs. No. 11 Kentucky (30-24, 11-19 SEC) May 21 | 9:30 a.m. | Hoover, Ala. | Fox Sports Net/ESPN3 UM Jr. RHP Mike Mayers (4-5, 3.21 ERA) vs. UK Sr. LHP Jerad Grundy... read more
My name is Austin Miller, and I am the new writer and blogger for OleMissSports.com. I graduated with a bachelor's in journalism from Ole Miss less than two weeks ago, and I will be attending graduate school there in the... read more
It was exciting news this week as Rebel favorite Tom Luke returned to the Ole Miss football program as Assistant A.D. for Player Development. A second-generation Rebel and the brother of fellow Ole Miss standout and staffer Matt Luke, Tom... read more
A little more than a year into his first term as Ole Miss Athletics Director, Ross Bjork made his first trip to Starkville this week but did so for a good cause. Bjork and Bulldog AD Scott Stricklin joined forces... read more
Despite losing the All-American twin duo of Marcel and Chris Thiemann and playing in the toughest conference in America, Ole Miss finished the 2013 regular season with a ranking of No. 7 in the nation.The regular season was highlighted by... read more
Injuries have riddled the Ole Miss football team this spring, and after evaluating the situation this week, the coaching staff determined a full scale scrimmage would not be an option for this year's BancorpSouth Grove Bowl. As a result, the... read more