May 2, 2013
Release Courtesy of Ole Miss Communications
OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss women’s golfer Kathryn Fowler (Americus, Ga.) is among 59 University of Mississippi students to receive a 2013 Taylor Medal, the university's highest academic award. The outstanding students were recognized recently during the 70th annual Honors Convocation at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
Fowler is a senior in the College of Liberal Arts, majoring in classics with a minor in mathematics. A student in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, she is a member of the Ole Miss Women’s Golf Team, with another year of eligibility. She is a 2011 Academic All American and was listed on the SEC Honor Roll in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
She is vice president of the SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee). Her other academic honors include membership in Phi Kappa Phi, UM’s highest academic honor across all disciplines, and listing in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
Her many service efforts include volunteering for the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society, More Than A Meal, Rebel re-Runs to collect shoes for children in Kenya and Touched by an Angel Ministries. A graduate of Southland Academy in Americus, Ga., she is the daughter of John and Beth Fowler.
Taylor Medals recognize no more than 0.45 percent of undergraduates for meritorious scholarship and deportment. Recipients of the award must have at least a 3.90 grade-point average. The award was established at Ole Miss in 1904 by Dr. William A. Taylor of Booneville in memory of his son, an honored 1871 alumnus of the university.