Debbie Blount, the 63-year-old sophomore, earns NIL deal with Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux

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Have a few years of eligibility and some game left in the tank? There’s name, image and likeness money to be made.

Just ask 63-year-old Debbie Blount, the nearly-senior-citizen sophomore member of the Reinhardt University women’s golf team. Blount joined the team as a freshman walk-on and has since received a partial scholarship and her first NIL deal with Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux as their “Walk-On of the Week.” The program aims to highlight the underdogs in sports and support collegiate walk-on athletes across the country.

“I had to work very hard to keep my grades up and qualify for all the tournaments, but I had a ball as a walk-on,” said Blount. She’s now playing in the lead spot and boasts a 4.0 GPA.

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Blount began the season with a T-34, then bounced back with a sixth-place finish at the TWU Invitational top 25 at the Firehawk Invitational. Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia, competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

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