Posted: Dec 7, 2012 3:21 PM
Updated: Dec 7, 2012 4:36 PM
COLUMBIA -- The Columbia College women's golf team has signed three players, including two from Columbia high schools, to join the team starting in the 2013-14 school year, Coach John Utley said.
Nichols played under Hickman Coach Hannah Wren while helping her team finish second in the district tournament the last two years. Nichols finished fifth at the 2012 district tournament and is a three-time sectional tournament qualifier for the Kewpies. She will also bring state-competition experience to the Cougars as she qualified in 2012.
"Kasey is just beginning to learn how good she can become," Utley said. "Her athletic skills give her the potential to become a great player. I am looking forward to helping her reach that goal."
Fellow Columbia native Baker comes to the Cougars from Rock Bridge High School where she helped the Bruins win state titles in 2011 and 2012. Baker played her best round of golf in 2012 at Innsbrook, scoring 76 to earn the title of district champion. She went on to place 11th at the state competition.
"Makayla brings our team the experience of winning championships," Utley said. "She has shown consistency and the ability to play her best when the most is on the line."
Rochester of Marquette, Mich., comes to the Cougars after a career at Marquette Senior High School in which she won multiple awards, including all-conference honors for women's golf, Great Northern Conference and MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division I Golf Champion, Northern Michigan University Golf Course Ladies Club Champion and Michigan Players Junior Golf Tour Championship winner. She has participated in golf, figure skating, ice hockey, soccer, cross-country, cheer squad and gymnastics. In 2012, Rochester posted an 82.3 stroke average.
"Avery brings us a strong work ethic being a multisport athlete," Utley said. "Her competitiveness will be a great addition to our program."
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