Texas Tech Signs Three in 2014 Class|
Nov. 21, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech women's golf team and head coach JoJo Robertson announced the signing of three golfers to its class of 2014 on Thursday.
Gabby Barker (Caldwell, Idaho), Kamryn Cummings (San Angelo, Texas) and Madeline Davis (Houston, Texas) all signed National Letters of Intent with Texas Tech during the early NCAA signing period.
"I am really looing forward to having our three new players join our program," Robertson said. "All three of them are exactly the type of people that we are looking for to continue to build this program. I know they will be great representatives for Texas Tech."
Barker has had the opportunity to already expand her game on the local, regional and national level in high school after qualifying for the USGA Junior Girls Amateur the last two years - advancing to the match play portion each time. She also qualified and made the cut for the Junior World Championship in two consecutive years and won the Idaho State Women's Amateur Championship in 2013 - finishing as the only player under par for three rounds.
Barker is coming off back-to-back second place finishes at the 5A State Championships while also lettering in volleyball the last three years and basketball the last two years.
She plans on studying sports psychology and earning a master's degree.
"I chose Texas Tech because I wanted to be able to golf all year round and play at the highest competition level," Barker said. "I really loved getting to know the coaching staff with JoJo and Emily (Kuhfeld)."
Cummings is a four-year letterman from San Angelo Central High School where she has a 71 stroke average the last three seasons. She owns girls course record at two courses in Texas - 64 at Diamondback Golf Club in Abilene and 66 at Ratliff Ranch Golf Links in Odessa. Cummings also won the District 2-5A championship in 2012 and was third in 2013.
Davis is a three-year team captain at Houston Christian High School and has been named most valuable player in each of her last three seasons as well. Last season as a junior, she won all eight tournaments she entered, including the SPC Texas State Championship by 13 strokes, firing a 66 on the final day.
Outside of high school play, Davis has won six Texas Junior Golf Tournaments and placed in the top 10 three times and top five twice on the American Junior Golf Association tour. She also won the Championship Flight at the Starburst Junior Golf Tournament in Waco.
"I chose Texas Tech for the many academic and athletic opportunities it offers," she said. "Everyone that I met was very personable and welcoming - especially my new teammates. It will be wonderful to play for caring coaches who can help take me to the next level."
The Lady Raiders will have the rest of the fall and winter to practice and prepare for their quest to make a fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament with their first tournament in the spring, Feb. 16-18 at Rio Mar Beach Resort in Puerto Rico.