FORT MYERS, Fla. – First-year FGCU head women’s golf coach Sarah Trew announced the signing of Sara Detlefsen (Eagan, Minn./Minnesota Virtual Academy) to a National Letter of Intent (NLI) on Friday. Detlefsen will join the Green and Blue as a freshman during the 2012-13 season.
"I am extremely excited that Sara has decided to join the FGCU family. She has a wealth of experience, having competed with some success on every level from local to national,” said Trew. “One of the things that struck me about Sara during the recruiting process was how well balanced she is. Sara has had success on the golf course, in the classroom, and still finds time to give back. Sara has an amazing attitude and strives to be the best at everything she does. She will fight for every shot and understands how to get the most out of every round. I am confident that Sara will come in and make an immediate impact on our program."
With seven top-10 finishes in the American Junior Golf Association, Detlefsen finished second at the 2010 Minnesota Junior Girls' Championship following a three-hole playoff. The Eagan, Minn. product finished in a share of ninth place at the 2011 Minnesota State Women's Open, and also competed in the very prestigious Rolex Girls' Junior Championship and the Rolex Tournament of Champions.
Outside the playing arena, Detlefsen also finds time to give back to the community, volunteering her time with The First Tee, dedicated to providing young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop, through golf and character education, life-enhancing values such as honesty, integrity and sportsmanship. The daughter of Glenn and Louise Detlefsen also volunteers with her high school ministry and was selected to the National Honor Society.
With the fall season completed, the FGCU women’s golf team prepares for the 2012 championship season. The Green and Blue open the spring campaign with a trip to Jacksonville, Fla. to compete at the Courtyard Classic, hosted by Jacksonville, at the Hidden Hills Country Club from Feb. 5-7.