Nov. 17, 2005
GREENVILLE, South Carolina - First-year Lady Paladin golf coach Jen Hanna announced on Thursday the signing of three student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to play for the Lady Paladins beginning in the fall of 2006.
Corrine Carr of Pinehurst, N.C., Allison Micheletti of Chesterfield, Mo., and Ashley Baker of Dublin, Ohio, comprise Hanna's first recruiting class.
Carr previously attended the O'Neal School, but has moved to the South Carolina coast and is finishing high school through home schooling and classes at Coastal Carolina. She won the 2005 AJGA Golf Pride Junior Classic at Pinehurst and brings solid golf and academic skills to the Furman program. Currently, Carr is ranked 77th on the national junior scoreboard. "Corrine is a great addition to this team and I expect great things for her in her four years at Furman," said Hanna.
Micheletti currently attends St. Joseph's Academy in Chesterfield, Mo., and was a standout soccer and basketball player before deciding on golf after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery. "Allison has only been playing golf for a little over a year," said Hanna, "but she has tremendous athletic ability and with continued hard work and focus will be a huge contributor to this program."
Rounding out the early signing class is Jerome High School's Ashley Baker. Baker is currently ranked 143rd in the national junior scoreboard and is an excellent student who is very active in her school and community. "Ashley is a perfect fit for Furman," said Hanna. "She is an extremely hard worker with a great attitude. She contributes experience, leadership, and a great golf game to the program."
"I am very excited and pleased that these three talented young women made their commitments to Furman," stated Hanna. "Ashley, Allison, and Corrine are not just great golfers and students, but they are great people as well, and I am honored to add them to my team. I am extremely excited about the future of this program."
Hanna and the Lady Paladins are in the middle of their winter break from competition, but will return to action on March 3 at the LSU Cleveland Classic.