"Whitney is someone Georgia can be proud of both for her performance on the course and as a leader in our community," head coach Todd McCorkle said.
Wade is the women's golf team's representative on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and assisted in that organization's contributions to the Relay for Life and providing meals to needy families surrounding the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. In addition, she served as a volunteer for the Special Olympics, was a student-athlete guest at a reception for Special Olympians prior to a Lady Bulldog Basketball game, raised funds for a Habitat for Humanity house in Athens and helped conduct junior golf clinics in association with the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic and in her hometown of Glasgow, Ky.
Wade, who is on track to receive her degree in Speech Communications in December, is a two-time All-American and three-time first-team All-SEC performer for the Bulldogs. She has posted 16 top-10 and 27 top-20 individual finishes in 39 events during her career.
Georgia is ranked No. 3 in the latest national polls and will begin play at the 2007 SEC Championships at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Miss., on Friday morning. Live scoring from the tournament will be available at www.golfstat.com.