DANVILLE, Va. — As part of Averett University’s 2017 homecoming weekend, Oct. 20-22, the university honored five alumni with Distinguished Alumni and Service Award, and inducted four alumni into the Athletics Hall of Fame, in a special ceremony at the Pritchett Auditorium in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center last week.
Averett Athletics inducted Yadkinville resident, Courtney Carrington Wells, into its Hall of Fame. Wells graduated in 2004 with an English and history major and a minor in political science, and again in 2007 with her MBA.
Wells was a key member of the Averett Volleyball team. She was the 2003 USA South Conference Player of the Year and State Player of the Year all-conference honors three times while she helped Averett win the conference and earn NCAA Tournament appearance twice.
She later served as an assistant coach while earning her master’s degree from Averett. The mother of three owns a family poultry farm and manages cattle.