MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Central Michigan University women’s golf coach Tom Beidleman signed Chloe Guschewski to a National Letter of Intent, completing the first recruiting class in the newly resurrected program.
Guschewski, who hails from Rochester and is on course to graduate from Stoney Creek High School this spring, joins five players who signed on to the program last fall.
CMU will begin play with in the fall of 2014, bringing the number to 10 of Mid-American Conference schools sponsoring the sport. Central Michigan dropped its women’s golf program in 1982.
“Chloe will fit in very nicely,” Beidleman said. “She’s the type of individual, in terms of character and academics, that we’re looking for. She has all the strengths and the work ethic that I look for in recruiting student-athletes.”
Guschewski, a four-year varsity letter winner at Stoney Creek, earned Division 1 All-State honors from the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association (MIGCA) last fall after helping the Cougars to a runner-up finish in the Michigan High School Athletic Association state tournament.
She was also named to the All-Oakland County first team by the Oakland Press, earned a spot on the All-Oakland Activities Association Red Division team, and was named the Cougars’ team most valuable player after recording nine top-10 tournament finishes, including earning co-medalist honors in the MHSAA regional.
In 2012, Guschewski carded four top 10s including a runner-up finish in the regional en route to earning All-State honorable mention from the MIGCA after qualifying as an individual for the state tournament. She was named to the All-Oakland County second team, earned Stoney Creek’s team MVP, and earned a spot on the All-Oakland Activites Association Red Division team.
“She’s got a huge upside,” Beidleman said. “She’s had a lot of success in high school events here in Michigan.
“What attracted me to her immediately was her drive to improve. Not that she wasn’t a good player before, but she wants to be a good player, she wants to be a contributor.”