Thu, Apr. 1, 2010 - [Women's Golf]
The University of the Cumberlands Women’s Golf team has a new addition to the 2010-2011 roster; Chelsea Branscum from Somerset, KY will be joining the team next fall. Branscum currently attends Pulaski County High School where she has achieved many accolades for golf as well as in the classroom.
Branscum comes to the Patriots with a full resume of achievements. In 2008 she had two wins on the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour, five wins on the Southeast Kentucky Junior Golf Tour, was KHSAA Regional Runner Up, and placed 31st in the KHSAA State Tournament. In 2009, Branscum had wins on three different junior tours, was in the top 10 at the Central Hardin Invite, Bowling Green Invite, Glasgow Invite, and Maroons Invite, and finished 27th at KHSAA State Tournament. Throughout High School Branscum was a three time State Tournament qualifier and three year team captain.
In the class room, Branscum was a 2009 Governor Scholar, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Recipient, and the President of Pulaski County High School National Honor Society.
Branscum said “Golf has always been a huge part of my life and having the opportunity to continue playing at the college level is very exciting. I am looking forward to working with my new teammates and accomplishing great things. I see the University of the Cumberlands as not only a place where I can succeed in golf, but also in my academics. UC is definitely the right place for me.”
Head Coach Chris Kraftick is excited about the new addition to the team. “I have known Chelsea and her family for many years and we are really excited to bring her into our program. She is a gifted student and very talented player. I have always been impressed with her demeanor and attitude on the course and she has the one thing we look for in every recruit, she loves to play golf.”
The Patriots continue their season this upcoming week as the travel to Georgetown to compete in the Bluegrass Invitational Tournament. For more information about the Patriots Golf Team visit www.ucumberlands.edu/athletics.
Article Provided by Katie Akins, University of the Cumberlands Sports Information Student Assistant