Jan. 18, 2006
Where Are They Now?
Courtney Swaim - 1999-2002
From 1999-2002, the Auburn women's golf program was in the midst of becoming an upper-echelon collegiate golf program as it is today. A component of the rise and success of Auburn's program can be attributed to former Auburn golfer Courtney Swaim, who, during her four years at Auburn (1999-2002), played in all 46 of the Tigers' tournaments.
While at Auburn, Swaim helped lead the Tigers to four straight appearances in the NCAA Championships and one SEC Championship, while earning All-SEC honors in 1999, 2001 and 2002.
Swaim's best season as a Tiger was as a senior in 2002 when she was selected as a first team All-SEC and first team All-American, while compiling a stroke average of 73.85, which ranks fourth in school history. Swaim also carded a 67 in 2002, a score that is tied for second lowest in Auburn history.
Since Swaim's graduation, she has since married Billy Trimble on Feb. 12, 2005 and the couple currently resides in Norcross, Ga.
Although Swaim no longer plays golf for Auburn, her experiences at Auburn have made a deep impact on her life.
"Being at Auburn taught me great life skills and how to truly appreciate others," Swaim said. "All the things I learned at Auburn, I use on a daily basis."
One area where Swaim's experiences at Auburn have provided a helping hand is with her career. Swaim has taken her knowledge of the game of golf and is using it to teach others the game as an assistant golf teaching professional at the Atlanta Athletic Club.
Swaim will join fellow female athletes in returning to the Plains for the Women's Athletics Celebration from Jan. 27-29.
"I think it will be an incredible experience to celebrate women's athletics," Swaim said. "It will be exciting to see everyone and find out where everyone is now and what they are doing."
Swaim lists Saturday's in the fall as her favorite time at Auburn and her trip to the Women's Athletics Celebration will not be her first trip back to Auburn, as she still attends Auburn football games with her husband.
Swaim will be one of many former women athletes, who will be visiting Auburn for the Women's Athletics Celebration, beginning on Jan. 27. Auburn's celebration is in conjunction with the NCAA's 25th anniversary of women's championships.
The weekend will give former athletes an opportunity to visit former teammates and to attend numerous women's sporting events at Auburn during the weekend, including a gymnastics meet with Alabama on Friday, a swim meet with Arkansas and Florida State on Saturday and a basketball game with Mississippi State.