AUBURN, Alabama – auburn golfer Ashley Sinclair Curtis was named a female recipient of the 2022 Spring PNC Achievers Award and honored on the court before the Penn State game. The award is given to student-athletes based on their comprehensive achievements through leadership, academic achievement, community involvement, and competition.

Curtis, a junior on the women’s golf team, was on the roster for Auburn’s first tournament this season, the ANNIKA Intercollegiate. Outside of class, she is involved with SAAC where she was a co-founder of the Creed Cup for Student-Athlete Engagement. She also volunteers for various projects through the Lamda Sigma Honor Society.

In the spring, Curtis was named to the SEC Women’s Golf Community Service Team.

Here’s Curtis, in his own words, talking about the PNC Achiever Award and what it’s like to be a complete student-athlete at Auburn.

Q: What does it mean to be a PNC Achiever?

Curtis: First of all, to God be the glory. I can’t do anything in my own strength. He is with me every step of the way. I am extremely honored to have been nominated for this award in the first place and even more honored and blessed to have won. It’s an honor. I hope I can represent my team to the best of my ability in the future.

Q: For you, what is the definition of a student-athlete?

Curtis: I think a student-athlete, by definition, is a student first. We are not student-athletes, so I think our academics should come first. We live hectic lives and I’ve always respected my fellow student-athletes because I know what we’re all going through. We all put in a lot of extra time and work to excel in our studies and in our respective sports. It’s an honor to be a student-athlete, especially here at Auburn.

Q: Where does this passion for hard work on and off the golf course come from?

Curtis: Mine is from Colossians 3:23. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as if you were working for the Lord and not for human masters.” I try to do everything with this mindset of working for the Lord. When I train, my trainer may be the one supervising me, but ultimately it works for the Lord.

Q: What is your major? What do you want to do with that?

Curtis: I am a finance major. I still don’t know what I want to do with it, but I appreciate what I’m learning in class. Wherever God takes me, that’s where I’ll be.

Q: What does the Auburn family mean to you?

Curtis: The Auburn family is just that, it’s a family. We love each other and this spans many cultures and continents. I think the Auburn family is united, and it’s great that we can all be one.