No school in the Augusta area has a swimming history like Evans High School's.
The Knights don't have a pool on their campus, but they've long been known for their strong, and often college-bound, swimming athletes.
One Lady Knight swimmer has done even more than that.
Rebekah Moody, a former Evans athlete, has spent her college years at Wingate University. She recently earned a spot on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American women's at-large first team - an honor given to only seven female swimmers across the nation.
Moody, the eldest of the three girls who made up the Moody swimming dynasty only a few years ago at Evans, was named to the NCAA Division II All-American First Team this past season. She was a part of Wingate's 200-meter medley relay team that set a school record at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 1:46.95.
Her accomplishments in the pool, combined with a perfect 4.0 grade point average, ensured a spot on the Academic All-American team.
Martinez golfer Taylor Ramsey was at it again last week. The rising eighth-grader from Riverside Middle School competed in the 28th annual Georgia Girls' Championship at Dunwoody Country Club in Atlanta.
Ramsey took ninth place overall and eighth place in the championship division with a final three-day score of 240.
The middle-schooler beat more than 20 other competitors, some as old as 17.
More golf to come
The boys were also in action on the golf course last week.
Richmond Academy's Clark Palmer took second place overall in the 2007 Georgia Junior Championship in Athens. More than a dozen local golfers participated in the three-day event at the University of Georgia golf course.
Check out Wednesday's sports section for a feature on Augusta Prep rising senior Lee Knox and his unlikely comeback on day three of the championship, in which he went from almost missing the cut to the best finish by a Columbia County golfer.
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