CLEMSON, S.C. – Three Clemson student-athletes were selected as the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award recipients for 2019, as announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference office on Thursday.
Hewson, an accounting major from Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, has been a significant contributor for the women’s golf team on the course and in the classroom during her time at Clemson. Hewson was just the second Clemson women’s golfer to be All-ACC on the course and in the classroom in the same year. She made the All-ACC Academic team during the 2015-2016 school year.
On the course, Hewson is writing her name in the Clemson women’s golf record books. She is the only player in Clemson history to be a three-time first-team All-ACC selection. Entering the spring 2019 season, Hewson’s total has counted towards Clemson’s team score in 104 of 105 career rounds. She is the career leader in stroke average (72.63), total birdies (323) and rounds under par (38). Most recently, Hewson won the ICON Invitational at the Woodlands Country Club in The Woodlands, Texas. She finished the tournament with a nine-under par 54 hole score of 207.
Weslake, a forward for the women’s soccer team, graduated from Clemson in December of 2017 with a dual degree in Spanish and International trade. She returned for the 2018-2019 school year to complete her final year of eligibility, while earning her Master’s degree in Business Administration. During her senior season, she was named to the All-ACC Academic team.
The Beaufort, S.C. native finished her Clemson career as the leading scorer for the Tigers in 2018 with nine goals and three assists. She was also named to the 2018 All-ACC Third Team, her first career all-conference selection.
Wilkins, a two-time national champion with the Clemson football team, is continuing to collect honors both on and off the field. The Springfield, Mass. native was the first Tiger in school history to win the William V. Campbell Trophy, an award reserved for the college football player with the best combination of academics, commitment to community service and on-field performance. Wilkins became the first football player to graduate in two-and-a-half-years when he earned his degree in communication in December 2017.
He will go down as one of the most decorated players in Clemson football history. During his four-year career, he totaled 250 tackles, 41 tackles for loss, 16 sacks, 56 quarterback pressures and 16 pass breakups. The three-time All-American became the fifth unanimous All-American in school history in 2018.
The Weaver-James-Corrigan Award honors the first three ACC commissioners, the late Jim Leaver and Bob James, as well as Gene Corrigan. The postgraduate scholarships are awarded to selected student-athletes who intend pursue a graduate education. Each recipient will receive $6,000 towards his or her postgraduate studies. The student-athletes who receive this scholarship demonstrate distinction both in the classroom and in their respective sport, as well as commitment to their community.