Davis Named SEC Legend

Davis was the first African-American women's golfer in the SEC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Former Vanderbilt women’s golf standout Nakia Davis (1993-96) was named an SEC Legend by the conference office Monday and will be recognized at the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament, March 4-8 in Greenville, South Carolina.

Davis, who was inducted into the 2017 Vanderbilt Athletics Hall of Fame, was the first African-American golfer in the Southeastern Conference.

During Davis’ groundbreaking career at Vanderbilt she led the Commodores in six tournaments. She finished as the Dores’ top scorer five times during the 1992-93 season, including at the SEC Championships. Along with her SEC finish, she paced Vanderbilt in the Tennessee Tech/Vanderbilt Tournament, Memphis State Invitational, Beacon Woods Invitational, UNC-Wilmington Invitational and Lady Kat Invitational.

Davis graduated from Vanderbilt in 1996 with a degree in economics. That year she turned pro and spent four years on the Symetra Futures Tour. Davis later earned her MBA from the University of New Orleans and her law degree from Loyola University New Orleans. She is now an attorney in Houston.

The 2020 Class of Women’s Legends showcases former student‐athletes and coaches from all 14 SEC member institutions. Each legend will be honored during halftime of their teams first game of the tournament, all 14 individuals will also be  honored as a group, as well as participate in an autograph session during the tournament. Complimentary posters of the Legends will be available at the session.