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Two Incoming Freshmen to Join Harvard Women's Golf in 2013-14

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Fred Schernecker, The Paul M. Weissman ’52 Director of Harvard Golfm will welcome two players to the women's golf program for 2013-14.

By Fred Schernecker

Please join me in welcoming our incoming freshmen.  The strength of the incoming class is a further reflection of our progress.  We are thrilled to be adding five players to the program this year while retaining all of last year’s players – neither the men’s nor women’s team graduated any seniors this spring.  

Recruiting is one area of our program that is 100% funded by the Friends of Harvard Golf.  Thanks to the generous support of our Friends, Harvard Golf was once again able to attract a talented group for the upcoming season. 
 
Keeping with the recent trend, this group is highly decorated and includes multiple HP Scholastic Junior All-Americans.  Only 12 girls and 12 boys receive this honor each year.
 
HP Junior Academic All-American selections began in 1988. Following is a complete list of our Harvard players who have received this honor:
 

1997

Andrew Malcolm ’02

2009

Bonnie Hu ‘14

2004

Ali Bode ’09

 

Theodore Lederhausen ‘14

2005

Louis Amira ’11

 

Seiji Liu ‘14

 

Daniel Mayer ’10

2010

Tiffany Lim ‘15

2007

Christine Cho ’12

 

Akash Mirchandani ‘15

 

Mark Pollack ’12

 

Brenna Nelsen ‘15

2008

Bonnie Hu ’14

2011

Christine Lin ‘16

 

Theodore Lederhausen ’14

2012

Robert Deng ’17

 

Seiji Liu ’14

 

Nina Fairbairn ‘17

 

Katie Sylvan ‘13

 
  

The below highlights are focused primarily on golf accomplishments.  Be assured that these incoming freshmen have equally impressive credentials in the classroom and in other leadership roles.  They will be great additions to the Harvard campus. 

New additions to the women’s team include:

 

Anne Cheng (Torrance, CA: Torrance High School)

-       Ranked 44th in the country in the class of 2013 by National Junior Golf Scoreboard

-       Qualified for the US Jr. Girls’ Amateur Championship in 2009, 2011 and 2012; qualified for match play in 2012

-       9 Top-5 finishes in AJGA tournaments since 2009, including 2nd place finished at the Junior at Robinson Ranch in 2012 and Aaron’s Bob Estes Junior

-       Named Rolex Junior All-American Honorable Mention in 2011

-       HP Scholastic Junior All-American Honor Roll in 2011

-       Torrance Athlete of the Year as a sophomore

-       The First Tee Junior Mentor

 

Nina Fairbairn (Orinda, CA: The College Preparatory School)

-       HP Junior Academic All-America 2012

-       Ranked 89th in the country in the class of 2013 by National Junior Golf Scoreboard, and as high as 55th in the class of 2013 by Polo.

-       Finished in the top-10 in four consecutive AJGA tournaments in 2012, including a T-5th finish at the Randy Wise Junior Open

-       FCWT Academic All-American 2012

-       Winner of the CWAC Girls’ Amateur Match Play in the Helen Lengfeld Flight

-       Earned Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do in 2012

-       Student Body Co-President

-       National Merit Finalist and member of the National Cum Laude Society

-       Started playing golf in September 2009


We give a warm welcome to the incoming freshmen.  We know each and every one will contribute positively to the program.  Given the recent success on the recruiting front, we are optimistic about the future of Harvard Golf.

Sincerely,

Fred