PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s head coach of women’s golf, Mark Anderson, has announced his incoming class for the 2013-14 season. Four women will join the Quaker roster as freshmen in September.
“I am very excited about this incoming class of freshmen,” said Anderson. “They are going to give our team some much-needed depth and will allow our team to be more competitive. With seven strong players on the squad this year, we will be battling every week to see who will make the top five. I have no doubt that we will have one of the strongest teams we have had in the past few years. I am looking forward to having this group play for Penn for the next four years and lead us to many more championships.”
Thousand Oaks, Calif./Thousand Oaks
High School: Varsity golfer for four years, team captain as a senior … Thousand Oaks won the Marmonte League title all four years … Three-time team MVP … Two-time individual champion and MVP of All-Marmonte League Girls (2010, 2012) … Four-time Ventura All-Star First Team … California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) state finalist in 2011 … 2012 Ventura Star Prep Golfer of the Year … Two-time LA Daily News Player of the Year (2011, 2012) … Medalist at 2012 CIF Northern Team Divisional and 2012 CIF Northern Individual Regional … Second place at AJGA’s 2012 Ravenwood Junior Championship … Third at AJGA’s 2012 Junior at Robertson Ranch … Third at AJGA’s 2012 Sunriver Junior Open … Qualified for 2012 US Girls’ Championship at Lake Merced … AP Scholar … Athletic Scholar (2010-12) … Took first place in the 2011 Thousand Oaks HS Talent Show.
Personal: Daughter of Jenny and Ying Chen … Enrolled in the Wharton School of Business.
Delray Beach, Fla./Saint Andrew’s School
High School: Lettered seven times in golf at Saint Andrew’s, three-year captain … Member of three district and regional championship teams … Took first place at the AJGA’s Burgette H. Mooney Jr. Rome Classic in 2011 … 2012-13 Booster Club Scholar Athlete Award recipient … Cum Laude Society member … National Honor Society member … Penn Book Award recipient.
Personal: Daughter of Renee and Gary Kay … Mother played tennis at Tulane … Uncle, Aaron Krickstein, was a standout professional tennis player … Cousins with current LPGA standout Morgan Pressel … Enrolled in the Wharton School of Business.
Philadelphia, Pa./Penn Charter
High School: Lettered in golf and tennis at Penn Charter, captain of both teams … Placed third at the 2011 PAISSA Boys’ Golf Championships … First-team All-InterAc as a senior, second-team All-InterAc as a junior … Two-time Coach’s Award recipient in golf, once in tennis … Cum Laude Society member … Class of 1897 Award recipient … Yearbook editor … Co-founder of Book Club and Science Peer Tutor System … Co-leader of Business Club … Spanish Club member.
Personal: Daughter of Patty and Adrian Lo … Enrolled in the Wharton School of Business.
Kungsbacka, Sweden/American Embassy School (New Delhi, India)
High School: Played golf outside of school … Won Skandia Regional in 2012, second in 2011 … Second at 2012 Skandia Riks national tournament … Won the regional championship in Madrid, Spain (Castilla La Mancha) … Third at 2010 Madrid Junior Championships (Copa Principe de Asturion) … Fifth at 2010 Madrid Ladies Championship … In high school, lettered in volleyball, tennis and track & field … Captain of volleyball and tennis teams … Won her school’s Valuable Scholar Athlete award … Helped tennis to second in MESAC in 2013, volleyball to third in 2012 … Track & field team won gold at 2011 SAISA Championships … High Honor Roll/Director’s Recognition … National Honor Society member … National Society of High School Scholars … Service recognition participant (Aanchal, Teach India, Embajadores) … Ericsson Award recipient … Excellence awards in several subjects.
Personal: Daughter of Cecilia and Magnus Rahm … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.