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home : sports : sports   April 29, 2016

11/30/2013 2:33:00 AM
PC's Wilson signs with Cardinal Stritch

Kevin Chlum
Sports Editor

GRANVILLE — Putnam County senior Stephanie Wilson visited Cardinal Stritch University and immediately fell in love.

So on Wednesday, Wilson signed a Letter of Intent to play golf for the NAIA school in Milwaukee.

“I liked the team and how it’s close and family like,” said Wilson, who will study nursing. “I like the school and how small it is. I love the town.”

Cardinal Stritch coach Tim Eckard, who played golf at IVCC, first started recruiting Wilson after seeing a video of her golf swing on a recruiting website.

“One (reason I recruited her is) I was really impressed with her golf swing,” Eckard said. “A lot of how I recruit is on golf swings. I saw a lot of potential in it. Two, is the process she went through to start the golf program here at Putnam County and the leader she was for her team.”

Ciucci said it was a big moment for the young PC program.

“It’s an exciting time for our girls golf program to have her sign,” Ciucci said. “She’s worked really hard for this day. Our program is proud of her and her family is proud of her. Steph’s best golf is still ahead of her. Moving to a four-year university, they’re going to be able to work with her and improve her golf game even more than it is right now.”

Wilson was a three-time NewsTribune All-Area pick and the 2013 NewsTribune Girls Golfer of the Year.

Kevin Chlum can be reached at 220-6939, or at Follow him on Twitter @NT_SportsEditor.

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