Jan. 22, 2013
WACO, Texas - The Baylor men's golf team has signed three student-athletes who will join the program prior to the 2013-14 season, head coach Greg Priest announced Tuesday. The Bears have signed Nick Thornton, Luke Neeley and Diego Trevino to National Letters of Intent.
"I am very excited about this year's class," Priest said. "They are not only very talented golfers but exceptional young men that will be great representatives of Baylor University both on and off the golf course. I'm looking forward to next fall and having them join the Baylor family."
Thornton is a resident of Boerne, Texas, and attends the Geneva School of Boerne. He was recently named the 2011-12 TAPPS 1A Male Athlete of the Year, and he won the TAPPS 1A State Golf Championship.
In addition to his accolades on the golf course, Thornton has also earned all-state honors for Geneva's basketball and track teams, and he is a member of the Summa Cum Laude Honor Roll and was named academic all-state in golf, basketball and track. Thornton's grandfather, Johnny Thornton, played on the Baylor golf team and won the 1954 Southwest Conference Championship.
Neeley, a Mansfield, Texas, native, attends Mansfield High School. He led his team to the 2011 5A Texas State Championship, and he is currently ranked No. 11 in Texas 5A and 63rd nationally in the Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings.
Trevino is originally from Monterrey, Mexico, but he resides in The Woodlands, Texas and attends The Woodlands High School. Trevino won the U.S. Junior Amateur by shooting 68 and 72, and he helped The Woodlands earn the 2012 5A Texas State Championship. He was ranked No. 2 on the TWHS golf team with a 73 scoring average. Trevino has represented Mexico at the U.S. Kids World Championship and U.S. Teens World Championship.
Baylor men's golf opens the spring portion of its schedule with the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational in San Antonio, Texas, on Feb. 11-12. Follow the official twitter feed of Baylor men's golf, @BaylorMGolf, for updates throughout the season.