CARROLLTON, Ga. – Two University of West Georgia student-athletes have claimed the Gulf South Conference’s most prestigious individual honor. Women’s golf standout Franziska Bremm and baseball star Cade Marlowe were named Thursday as winners of the 2019 Gulf South Conference Commissioner’s Trophy.
The announcement of the honors for Bremm and Marlow came at Thursday’s annual GSC Banquet at Pensacola Beach, Fla. The Wolves’ duo was named earlier this week as members of GSC Top Ten, resulting in each being a finalist for the Commissioner’s Trophy. The Top Ten nomination was the first time West Georgia has produced a male and female candidate for the Commissioner’s trophy in school history.
This year marks the sixth time in the history of the Commissioner’s Trophy where a single school has produced both the Male and Female winners.
Bremm and Marlowe are the third-and-fourth West Georgia student-athletes to ever win the GSC Commissioner’s Trophy. The first was women’s basketball star Lisa McGhee in 1985, and the most recent was men’s basketball standout Lonnie Edwards in 1998.
Each year, the Conference recognizes the most outstanding male and female athlete with the presentation of its most prestigious award: The Commissioner's Trophy. The criteria extend beyond outstanding athletic prowess; included are leadership qualities, school and community service, academic success, character and sportsmanship.
Bremm, a senior from Colmberg, Germany, leaves West Georgia as one of the most decorated student-athletes in UWG history. She is a three-time Gulf South Conference Player of the Year, two-time low medalist at the GSC Tournament, and is the first two-time All-America player in the history of the women’s golf program at West Georgia.
In the classroom, Bremm is a four-time member of the GSC Academic Roll. She is a strong candidate to this year become a three-time member of the Academic All-Gulf South Conference Team. She graduated earlier this month with a bachelor’s degree in Biology.
A senior form Tifton, Marlowe completed his playing career this spring by shattering a handful of school records. The list includes runs scored, at bats, games played, and stolen bases. He is a two-time All-GSC First Team selection, a two-time All-South Region performer, and was earlier this week named All-America by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Marlowe is a four-time member of the GSC Academic Honor Roll. He is a strong contender to next month be named for a second straight year to the Academic All-Gulf South Conference Team. A Pre-Med/Biology major, Marlowe earned his bachelor’s degree from West Georgia in 2018.