McNair finished first at the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship in May of 2012
May 31, 2013
CINCINNATI - On May 25, 2013, Xavier University senior women's golfer Ariel McNair was inducted into the African American Golfers Hall Of Fame (AAGHOF) in West Palm Beach, Florida. McNair's honor came in the wake of a strong junior campaign and a first place finish at the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship in May of 2012.
The AAGHOF's mission is to celebrate and honor the history and achievements of African Americans and other significant supporters who have contributed to the growing game of golf since the 1800s. McNair was inducted into the hall of fame with 11 other youth and collegiate golfers from across the United States. Awards were presented by Tim Rosaforte, the senior writer for Golf World and Golf Digest magazines and insider for the Golf Channel and NBC Sports. Over the weekend McNair participated in a series of leadership workshops and helped mentor youth golfers during training sessions.
"This is a wonderful honor," McNair commented. "To be recognized with so many highly accomplished golfers is a blessing for which I feel very fortunate."
In addition to McNair's athletic achievements, she is also an honor roll student, President of Xavier's Student Athlete Advisory Committee and regularly involved in community service and leadership events in Cincinnati.