PHILADELPHIA - University of Pennsylvania women’s golf head coach Mark Anderson has announced his incoming class for the 2009 season. The program’s Class of 2013 will feature four recruited student-athletes.
“I am very excited about the four freshmen that will join our team this fall,” said Anderson, who recently completed his first season with the Quakers. “They are all experienced tournament players who should easily be able to make the transition from junior golf to the collegiate level. Our team next year will be the most competitive in the history of the women’s golf program here at Penn, and I expect us to win an event or two and contend for the Ivy League championship.”
These four freshmen will join a veteran squad that features three seniors and five letterwinners from the 2008-09 campaign. Penn finished fifth at the 2009 Ivy League Championships, missing out on fourth place by a stroke.
PREVIEWING THE PENN WOMEN’S GOLF CLASS OF 2013...
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
High School: Lettered four times in golf, serving as captain senior year ... 2007 Metro Conference All-Academic ... 2007 Dr. Phillip’s High School President’s Award (team MVP) ... Finished sixth at 2008 AJGA Northwestern Mutual Fund Financial Junior Classic ... Also had sixth-place finish at 2008 Junior PGA at Keith Hills ... Tied for 14th at the 2008 AJGA Lessing’s Classic ... AP Scholar ... National Merit finalist.
Personal: Daughter of Elise and Christian Chung ... Brother, David, plays golf at Stanford ... Will enroll in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Lake Mary, Fla.
Lake Mary Prep
High School: Three-year letterwinner and No. 1 player for Lake Mary Prep ... Top 10 finishes in numerous 2008 tournaments including LPGA International (3rd), Orange Lake Resort (4th), AJGA Lessing’s Classic (7th) and AJGA Juniors at New Castle (8th) ... Won 2006 Westfield Junior Championship qualifier ... Two-time district champion (2006, 2007) ... Finished second at 2007 U.S. Women’s Amateur qualifier and New Jersey State Jr. Girls’ Amateur ... National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society member ... National Forensics League ... Student Council representative ... Merit Roll Awards ... Highest Honor Roll ... Salutatorian ... President’s Award ... Dean’s Award ... Calculus and AP Calculus Awards ... Anatomy Honors Award.
Personal: Daughter of Esther Phak and Joseph Han ... Will enroll in Wharton.
High School: Lettered four times in golf, captain as a senior ... Helped team to 2007 and 2008 Colorado 4A state titles, earning team MVP both years ... Won medalist honors at 2008 Colorado 4A State Championships ... Two-time All-Colorado Girls’ Golf Team member ... President of school’s AfricaAid, a non-profit Denver organization which supports Maasai girls’ educations in Tanzania ... Community Council member ... First Tee of Denver summer mentor and volunteer.
Personal: Daughter of Jana and Colin Kresock ... Brother, William, plays golf at Hamilton College ... Will enroll in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Signal Mountain, Tenn.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in golf, and served as captain ... Team won regional and state titles all four years she played, extending the program’s record to 14 straight state championships ... Won team’s Most Improved Award from 2005-07 ... Peer Support Network ... Peer Tutor ... National Honor Society member ... Cum Laude and Red Circle member.
Personal: Daughter of Nancy and Joe Prebul ... Sister, Alexandra, swims at Emory University ... Will enroll in the College of Arts and Sciences.