Nov. 14, 2012
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Colorado State women’s golf program added a pair of talented recruits on Wednesday, the first day of the NCAA’s fall early signing period, when Yesong Han and Elisabeth Rau inked National Letters of Intent (NLIs) to compete for the Rams beginning in the 2013-14 season.
“We have signed two talented student-athletes to our roster today,” said head coach Susan Jennings. “I believe they can come into our program and challenge for a top spot immediately. Both Yesong and Elisabeth have the skills to be strong collegiate players. They are a great addition to our team and should make an immediate impact. We are excited that they are now Rams.”
Han is ranked as the No. 92 golfer in the Class of 2013 by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA). A two-time Yuma Sun/Yuma Rotary Club Player of the Year at Cibola High School in Yuma, Ariz., she will come to Colorado State after competing her senior year at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Ariz. This year, Han has notched six top-five finishes, including victories at the Ping Junior Championship and the Yuma City Junior Championship, as well as a fourth-place showing at the Arizona Division I High School Championship.
“Yesong comes to our program as a very competitive and highly motivated athlete,” Jennings said. “She has great determination and has set high goals for herself. I believe that Yesong’s best golf is still ahead of her.”
Rau, who hails from Irving, Texas, will come to Colorado State from Ursuline Academy of Dallas where she ranks as the 108th golfer in the Class of 2013 by the AJGA. A 2012 all-state honoree as a junior, Rau helped lead the UA golf program to its fourth consecutive 5A State Championship last April. During Rau’s stellar prep career, and heading into her final high school season, she has notched 24 top-five individual finishes, including victories at the 2011 Allen Samuel Cowboy Jr. Championship, the 2011 Prince of Peace Varsity Invitational, the 2011 Dallas Invitational Tournament, the 2010 Four Seasons Junior Club Championship and the 2010 Oakmont Junior Classic.
“Elisabeth is driven both academically and athletically,” added Jennings. “She has the determination, work ethic and the motivation to be a great asset to our program. She has the potential to be a good leader and a great addition to our program.”