Women's Golf Team Gets Early Commitment

Nov. 18, 2003

WACO, Texas - Stephanie Waters, a senior at L.C. Anderson High School in Austin, signed a National Letter of Intent early with Baylor women's golf coach Sylvia Ferdon on Monday. The Bears will welcome Waters to the team when she joins the team in the fall of 2004.

Waters will join the Bears with a long list of accomplishments under her belt. She was the 2003 Texas District 4A champion and took second place on the 2003 Texas Junior Tour. Waters finished in the top five at the Texas-Oklahoma Juniors and finished among the top 10 at the San Antonio and Harvey Penick AJGAs and the Texas PGA State Juniors.

"Stephanie makes a great fit for Baylor and the future of our golf team," Ferdon said. "She is athletic, a great student and has great character."

Waters' academic performance is matched with her desire to grow and excel on the golf course. She is a National Honor Roll member on top of her golf accomplishments and is also a three-time academic all-district and all-region member.

This year Waters qualified for the Junior World and Big "I" National Championships. She finished second in the 2002 and 2003 Texas Junior Trans-American Championships and was the 2002 Starburst Junior Golf Classic Champion.

"She is very enthusiastic and is excited about being coached at the next level," Ferdon said. "I feel Stephanie has great potential and was a great 'find' for Baylor so close to home."

The Bears finished their fall season by defending their title as champions of the adidas Fall Invitational on Oct. 21. This positive finish teamed with Waters' early signing generates optimism for the women's golf team for seasons to come.



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