Skyhawk Golf | Austin Swafford - Graduate Assistant
Austin Swafford is in his first season as a graduate assistant for the Skyhawk golf program.
A four-year starter for head coach Jerry Carpenter, Swafford became just the seventh golfer in UT Martin history to garner All-OVC honors when he accomplished that feat as a senior in 2016-17. He ranked eighth in the conference with a 73.2 scoring average while nabbing five top-six tournament finishes. That came after a 2016 campaign where he helped the Skyhawks tally their first-ever OVC championship, as UT Martin took part in the NCAA Franklin Regional hosted by Vanderbilt University.
In 2013-14, Swafford was named OVC Freshman of the Year - becoming just the second player in school history to earn that title.
In July of 2017, Swafford was named a Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America. He was one of just 260 Division-I golfers and 10 OVC honorees to earn the prestigious award. He accumulated a combined 3.45 overall Grade Point Average over his four-year academic career and received OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll honors in each of his first three seasons as a Skyhawk.
A Lebanon, Tenn. native, Swafford graduated from UT Martin in 2017 with a degree in finance. He is currently pursuing a Master's degree from UT Martin and also serves as a graduate assistant with the Skyhawk athletic marketing office.