Derek Watson
Derek Watson
Height: 5-10
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Gainesville, Ga.
High School: North Hall

2012: Competed in 6 events and 12 rounds total … Averaged an 80.9 per round and shot a season low 72 in the first round of the Smokey Mountain Intercollegiate tournament.

North Hall High School: A three-year member of the golf team, Watson was named to the All-County and Senior All-Star teams as a senior in 2009 ... His team was the three-time Region 7AAA Champion from 2007 to 2009, finishing in the top-10 in the State Tournament all three years ... In 2008, his squad finished fourth in the state ... In 2009, he was a member of the Georgia All-Senior Team for the North Team ... Away from the links, he was a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society and graduated with honors.

Activities/Hobbies: Playing music, going to church

Favorite Professional Athlete: LeBron James

Favorite Professional Team: Atlanta Hawks

Biggest Sports Thrill: Shooting a 63

Something You Do Not Know About Me: Music is one of my passions

Favorite Food: Nachos

Favorite TV Show: Duck Dynasty

Why I Chose UNG: It is local and it’s such a beautiful place