Washington University in St. Louis Women’s Golf Announces Class of 2017
St. Louis, Mo., June 24, 2013 – Washington University in St. Louis sixth-year women’s golf coach Sean Curtis announced that three student-athletes will join the Bears’ program for the 2013-14 season.
All three student-athletes went to high school in the state of California: freshmen Xin Fang, Menlo Park, Calif. (Menlo-Atherton), Samantha Han, Seoul, South Korea (Valley Christian, Calif.) and Jessica Wibawa, Enano, Calif. (Harvard-Westlake).
“I am thrilled with our new class of incoming freshmen. They are all from the west coast and have some great accomplishments already in junior and high school golf. I hope they can come in and draw from those experiences to possibly contribute right away,” said Curtis, the 2012 Division III Eaton Pride NGCA National Coach of the Year. “We begin our season the first day of classes and will be able to see where they will fall in our line-up that returns some veterans.”
The Washington University women’s golf team placed sixth at the 2013 NCAA Division III Championship, its highest finish in school history. The Bears were ranked No. 4 in the final Golf World/NGCA women's coaches' poll and placed in the top-five in nine of 10 tournaments they competed in.
Complete biographies are listed below:
Freshman • 5-5 • Menlo Park, Calif. (Menlo-Atherton)
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year member of girl’s golf team at Menlo-Atherton High School … Three-time sectional qualifier … 2011 Most Valuable Player … Peninsular Athletic League selection … 2009 and 2010 Peninsula Athletics League champion … PERSONAL: Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences … Daughter of Clark Kelley and Helen Tu.
Freshman • 5-4 • Seoul, South Korea (Valley Christian, Calif.)
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year member of girl’s golf team at Valley Christian High School … Team captain … Senior Athlete of the Year … 2012 WCAL and CCS champion … Mercury News All-Star Team member … Four-year honor roll … AP Scholar with Honor … Math Honors Society … Four-year Scholar-Athlete … PERSONAL: Majoring in economics … Daughter of Jaejun Han and Hyelim Yoo.
Freshman • 5-6 • Enano, Calif. (Harvard-Westlake)
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at Harvard-Westlake School … Two-year team captain … Nine-hole average of 38 and 18-hole average of 80 … Two-time Team MVP … Third at league championship … Los Angeles Daily News Second-Team All-Area … National Merit Commended Scholar … 2012 President’s Volunteer Service Award … Spanish Honor Society … Four-year honor roll … National High School Scholar … PERSONAL: Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences … Daughter of Jimmy and Josephine Wibawa.
Editor's Note: Do not use the terminology "signs" or "signed a letter of intent" when referring to the student-athlete's commitment to Washington University in St. Louis. NCAA Division III institutions cannot offer athletic scholarships.