MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Central Michigan University golf coach Tom Beidleman announced today the signing of five student-athletes to National Letters of Intent.
The Chippewas received commitments from Holly Hines (Three Rivers, Mich.), Natalie Johnson (Nashville, Ill.), Arielle Roberts (Hoschton, Ga.), Amanda Walsh (Midland, Mich.) and Kristen Wolfe (Flint, Mich.).
“I am very excited about our first class of signees,” Beidleman said. “Each of these young women possess the athletic skills and work ethic to have a major impact on our program as evidenced through their significant competitive success in junior golf and high school. They are all excellent students with a deep commitment to academics who will no doubt be successful in the classroom and beyond. These are student-athletes of high character who will represent Central Michigan University well and I could not be more happy to welcome them to the program."
|Holly Hines is from Three Rivers High School in Three Rivers, Mich. She recently earned first-team all-state Division 3 honors during her senior campaign, finishing fifth overall. The 2012 Kalamazoo Junior Golf Champion was also named to the academic all-state team in 2012 and 2013, and boasted the lowest scoring average at Three Rivers High School with a 39.6 average per nine holes this season. Hines was a first team all-regional team selection during her junior season and posted a career-low tournament round 73 at L.E Kaufman Course.|
|Natalie Johnson hails from Nashville, Ill. where she attends Nashville Community High School. The All-State SICA All-South Girls Golf Team recipient was part of an Illinois state championship team this fall en route to an individual fifth place finish. Johnson received Belleville News Democrat first team all-area girl’s golf honors. She boasts a career-best low tournament round of 69 (-3) and finished first at the Mascoutah Invitational as a senior.|
|Arielle Roberts comes to CMU from Hoschton, Ga. She is a two-time Gwinnett County High School Spring Kickoff Tournament Champion, low medalist, from Mill Creek High School who earned Super Six Athlete Gwinnett County honors in 2012. As a freshman Roberts led her team to the state finals by winning regionals as low medalist (77). Of 35 tournaments, she placed first seven times and finished within the top ten 28 times. The Mill Creek High School scholar athlete boasts a 35 average for nine holes and posted a career-low junior tournament round of 65 at the Walker Course in Clemson, S.C.|
|Amanda Walsh is a Midland, Mich., native who is a three-time division 1 state finals qualifier earning all-state honors as a senior for Midland High School. The four-time first team Saginaw Valley Conference recipient is a Midland High Golf Hall of Fame member with the record for lowest female average and third lowest male or female average (78.4), holds team 18 hole record (74) and also 9 hole record (36). Walsh is a two-time Saginaw Valley Conference MVP and a three-time MVP for the Chemics. As a senior, she finished all competitions within the top ten and boasts ten first place finishes. She posted a low tournament round (74) at the Saginaw Valley Conference Championships.|
|Kristen Wolfe, a native of Flint, Mich., joins the Chippewa golf team after earning four varsity letters at Flint Powers Catholic High School. She earned first team MIGCA division 4 all-state honors as part of the fourth place team finish at the Division 4 state finals. Wolfe earned Big 9 Conference honorable mention and first team honors in back-to-back seasons and was part of the team that placed second at the division 4 state finals as a sophomore. Posted a career-low 74 en route to a first place finish at Atlas Valley Country Club. A member of the all-tournament team at the Lober Classic, she was an individual qualifier for MHSAA division 4 state finals during her junior campaign.|