Nov. 20, 2012
Louisville, Ky. -
Louisville women's golf coach Courtney Trimble has announced that Louise Oxner, Emily Kurey and Shannon Gramley have signed national letters-of-intent to play for the University of Louisville next season.
"We are extremely excited about this year's signees," said head coach Courtney Trimble. "All three athletes are outstanding people, students and golfers that will add a lot to our team both on the course and in the classroom. I look for this class to have an immediate impact on our program as they will bring depth and a wealth of tournament experience to our team."
Oxner, from Greenville, S.C., was named the High School Palmetto Player of the Year as a junior. She earned all- state honors and is a two-time state champion. She won the state tournament and helped guide her team to the state title as well. She finished third in the AJGA Golf Pride, shooting a 74-72-70. She also finished second in Joe Cheves Invitational shooting a 73-69. She finished in the Top 5 in six out her 10 tournaments this summer.
"Louise comes with a proven record of great finishes throughout her junior career and is truly a veteran player," said Trimble.
Kurey, from Alpharetta, Ga., won on the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, Florida Junior Tour, Southeastern Junior Golf Tour, and American Junior Golf Tour. She finished as runner-up at the GSGA Georgia Girls Championship. She also won the GSGA Women's Top 60 and was the High School region 6 AAAAA runner-up and medalist. Kurey also received the SJGT Sportsmanship Award and the Excalibur Award twice.
"Emily had an incredible summer with some great tournament wins that have taken her game to the next level and show that she is ready for collegiate golf," said Trimble.
Gramley, from Sharon, Pa., was a two-time Pennsylvannia State Champion, leading Shady Side Academy to the title in 2009 and 2011, setting state records each year. She finished ninth as an individual in 2012. Gramley finished fourth in the Pennsylvania Women's Amateur in 2011. She was the Tri-State PGA Girls Player of the Year in 2009. She also earned letters in lacrosse and basketball.
"Shannon is an extremely talented athlete that has just recently turned her full focus to golf," said Trimble. "She was a successful multi-sport athlete and will be an exciting addition."