TULSA, Okla.-Having signed three new golfers in November, Oral Roberts Women's Golf Coach Lance Watson announced this week that Shinwoo Lee has also signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Golden Eagles next season.
Lee is from Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Colo., where she finished third at the 2009 and 2010 5A CHSAA Championship, and was runner up in 2011. Under Coach Bob Kubiak, Lee and her team won the CHSAA team championship in 2011, and she was a five-time CJGA Junior All-Star and named tot eh 2010 and 2011 Colorado Jr. America's Cup team. Lee won the 2011 CJGA Junior Championship and has a career-best round of 67 on a par-72 course.
"I love everything about ORU," said Lee. "They have a very good business program, a good golf program and nice coaches."
Lee will join a trio of newcomers from Mexico, all of whom signed their respective NLI's in November. Paola Nogal has played for Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores Monterey, where she played soccer in addition to starring on the golf team. She was also recruited by Houston Baptist and UTSA, but chose ORU because of the golf program and academics.
Anci Rodriguez was also an all-around athlete in high school, playing tennis, volleyball, basketball and soccer in addition to running track. Coming from Excuela Carlos Pereyra in Torreón, Coahuila, Rodriguez chose ORU for the academics and values recognized by the University.
The new class is rounded out by Alejandra Carvajal, who also hails from Torreón, but from Colegio Americano de Torreón, where she won first place at the ACGN in 2010 and 2011 and earned national ranking as high as 8th. Also in dance, soccer and basketball, Carvajal chose ORU over UTSA, Chicago State and Jacksonville.
"I really liked the environment and the school," said Carvajal. "I really think ORU is going to help me grow in mind, body and spirit."
ORU has won 14-straight conference championships, and was picked as the heavy favor to repeat again this year. The team's quest to do so will begin on Monday, April 23 in Primm, Nev., at the 2012 Summit League Conference Championship.