Posted: December 15, 2017

Devon Carroll, MS in Agronomy, was one of three recipients from across the country to be named as a 2017 Watson Fellow.

Devon Carroll, a masters candidate in Agronomy at The Pennsylvania State University, was recently named one of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America's Watson Fellowship grant recipients. In honor of the late Dr. James Watson, the Watson Fellowship is sponsored annually by The Toro Company and the Environmental Institute for Golf to recognize students for their commitment to research and education in the turfgrass industry. Recipients are awarded a $5,000 postgraduate grant in addition to an all-expense paid trip to the 2018 Golf Industry Show and GCSAA Education Conference. This year, Devon and two other students will travel to San Antonio, TX to receive their awards.

Devon's turfgrass career began with Penn State's bachelors program in Turfgrass Science. During her undergraduate studies, she became involved in the turfgrass industry outside of the classroom in many ways including: completing two internships, acting as Penn State's student ambassador to the turf program, competing on the Turf Bowl teams, and working as an undergraduate researcher in the Kaminski lab. She is now furthering her education by studying bentgrass seed germination and establishment under Dr. John Kaminski and Dr. Peter Landschoot. Her commitment to the turfgrass industry continues to grow as she attends and speaks at educational conferences, engages in new research projects, and serves on GCSAA's student task force committee.