AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas women's golf head coach Susan Watkins announced the addition of Angela Akins (Horseshoe Bay, Texas/Marble Falls HS) for the 2006-07 year. Akins transfers to Texas after spending last year at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas.
Akins joins Angela Richards (Austin, Texas/Lake Travis HS), Raelyn Smith (Odessa, Texas/Permian HS) and Brittany Tomerlin (San Angelo, Texas/San Angelo Central HS) on next year's squad, all three incoming freshman signed earlier with Texas.
Akins won 10 high school tournaments and finished in the top-3 on 31 occasions in junior competition. A four-time district MVP and tournament medalist (2001-04), Akins was a Wendy's High School Heisman state finalist as a senior in 2004 at Marble Falls HS.
A four-time academic all-district honoree (2001-04), Akins will continue a strong tradition of women's golfers with great academic and athletic backgrounds.
Akins' father, Marty Akins, was an all-America quarterback for The University of Texas (1972-75) and 1995 UT Hall of Honor inductee. An accomplished lawyer, Marty Akins was a Texas Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate in 2001 and is currently the head men's and women's golf coach for Huston-Tillotson University's reinstated golf program.
Horseshoe Bay, Texas (Marble Falls)
· 2005 Women's Texas Golf Association Amateur Championship Two-Player Team Club Champion
·Earned a place on the 2003 Hershey's Junior All-American Golf Team
·Medalist at 17 career tournament
·Finished in the Top 3 in 31 tournaments
·Finished in the Top 5 in 39 tournaments
· Won 10 high school tournaments
· Team MVP and captain entire high school career under coach Wayne Neely at Marble Falls High School (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
· Four-time first team all-district (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
· District champion and MVP all four years of prep career
· Named first team all-regional in her junior and senior campaigns, all region honors all four years
· Placed third regionally in 2003
· Placed sixth regionally in senior year (2004)
· Earned a place on the all-state second team in 2003
· Earned all-district academic team nods in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
· Wendy's High School Heisman State Finalist in 2003
· Also a standout in basketball, recognized as a pre-season all-state player in 2004.
Daughter of Marty and Pam Akins ... father, Marty Akins, an all-American quarterback for The University of Texas (1972-75) and 1995 UT Hall of Honor Inductee, was a Texas Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate in 2001 and is currently the head men's and women's golf coach for Huston-Tillotson University ... has two siblings, Tara and Grady ... cousin Drew Brees is a quarterback for the New Orleans Saints and played at Purdue ... born on October 25, 1985.