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Women's Golf - Sat, Nov. 24, 2012

University of the Cumberlands (UC) Women's Golf Team has been very successful this year, and they plan to continue their legacy in the upcoming seasons. Head Coach Chris Kraftick has been out on the recruiting trail trying to find other young talent to add to a solid roster and has been successful, as Rachel Pingleton has signed to play for the Patriots in 2013-2014.

Pingleton attends Boyle County High School where she had a stellar career. She qualified for the KHSAA State Tournament twice as an individual her junior year and led her team to state her senior year where she won the National Guard Leadership Award. She was selected to attend the Ryder Cup Junior Golf Academy in 2011 as well.

"Rachel is a talented young lady who has the ability and drive to become a very good college player. She has everything we look for in a student athlete and is an excellent addition to our UC Golf family," commented Kraftick.  

When asked about signing with UC, Pingleton said, "I am extremely excited about playing golf for UC. I believe they have a lot to offer me. I'm ready to begin this new chapter in my life with my new teammates."

Rachel is the daughter of Rob and Cheryl Pingleton. She hails from Parksville, KY, where she will graduate from Boyle County High School.

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Article Provided by Annie Bailey, University of the Cumberlands Multimedia & Athletic Services Student Assistant