University of Arkansas at Monticello golf coach Heather Wall, of Lake Village, will be inducted into the Florida Southern College Athletics Hall of Fame on October 9.
Wall, known as Heather Burgner during her playing days at FSC, was a three-time First Team All-America honoree and a two-time All-Sunshine State Conference selection, and led the Mocs to the 2007 NCAA Division II National Championship, the fourth national title in FSC women’s golf history. She finished fourth individually that season at the national tournament.
Also, during her time at FSC, Wall was the 2009 Sunshine State Conference Women’s Golfer of the Year, and still holds school records for single season stroke average (74.27), career stroke average (75.65), single season top 10 finishes (11) and career top 10 finishes (34).
“This is a very prestigious honor,” said Wall. “I’m extremely humbled and blessed that Florida Southern has chosen me to be in the hall of fame.”
Since taking over as UAM’s golf coach in 2012, Wall has consistently improved the Weevils and Blossoms to being yearly competitors in the Great American Conference, most recently leading the UAM men’s team to a fourth place finish in last year’s conference championship, the highest finish in program history. That team was just three strokes back of second place.
Also under Wall’s guidance, UAM men’s and women’s golf has combined for six All-GAC selections, seven All-GAC academic team selections, one GAC golfer of the month award, and one inductee into the Alpha Chi Honor Society.
On her own time, Wall recently began competing again as an amateur, finishing third at this past June’s Arkansas State Golf Association women’s stroke play championship and winning the ASGA senior women’s match play championship. After graduating from FSC in 2009, she turned professional, where she won one tournament on the SunCoast Tour and finished second in another.
Wall and her husband, Cody, live in Lake Village. Cody is the tennis director at the Lake Village Country Club.