Rebecca Goldman always wanted to leave a legacy at Thomson High School.
And the recent graduate did - becoming the first female golfer in school history to be named to the All-State Golf Team.
"I'm very proud to have received this honor," said Goldman, just minutes after graduating from Thomson High School last Saturday night. "I hope I play well."
The 17-year-old Goldman, the daughter of Bobby and Cindy Goldman, will represent the Class AAA South Team in the upcoming All-Star Golf Tournament, slated for June 2-4 in Moultrie.
Thomson High Girls' Golf Coach John Barnett said he was "extremely proud" of Goldman's accomplishment. "This is a big honor for her. We've never had a girl golfer do this well before in school history. That's really special."
Goldman and her teammates, Sara and Grace Blackmon-Hughes, helped the Lady Bulldogs capture the Region 3-AAA Championship for the second consecutive year. The team finished fourth in the Class AAA State Golf Tournament - a school best.
Goldman plans to attend Augusta State University. Instead of playing golf her freshman year, she has decided, instead, to concentrate on her academics before trying to make the ASU Women's Golf Team.
She will join the following teammates on the South All-State Golf Team in Moultrie: Yugene Lee, Oconee County; Caitlin Watts, LaGrange; Jessica Welch, Franklin County; Carrie Metz, Franklin County; Haley Zagoria, Woodward Academy; Felicity Lloyd-Jones, Woodward Academy; and Camryn Cole, Gainesville.