Nov. 21, 2002
Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame women’s golf coach Debby King has announced the signings of two high school golfers to national letters-of-intent to attend the University beginning in the fall of 2003.
Joining King’s women’s squad next September will be Stacy Brown (The Woodlands, Texas) and Noriko Nakazaki (Hanover Park, Ill.).
“Both Stacy and Noriko are very talented golfers who will bring well-rounded golf games to Notre Dame. They both have had outstanding high school and junior careers and will be valuable members of our program.”
Stacy Brown is a very athletic player who had strong seasons on the high school and junior golf level in 2002. A member of the 2002 Texas State 5A Girls High School Champions, Brown recorded six top three finishes, one top-10 and three top-15 finishes in the 2001-02 season. This past summer, she was medalist at a pair of Houston Junior Golf Association Tournaments. On the junior tour, her season was highlighted by a first-place finish at the Texas-Oklahoma Junior with a 72-hole total of 297 (79-73-73-72). She also finished fourth at the AJGA Golfweek Chicago Tournament and the AJGA John Deere Iowa Tournament. A senior at The Woodlands, Brown is ranked among the top 15% in a class of over 1,000 students.
Noriko Nakazaki joins the Irish from Hoffman Estates High School and was recently honored by the American Junior Golf Association as she was one of 10 women’s golfers named to the AJGA’s Scholastic All-American team. She will be honored at the Polo Golf Junior All-American Awards Banquet on November 25 at Walt Disney World. Nakazaki finished second at the Illinois State High School Championship in October, losing in a playoff after shooting a seven-over par 153 (76-77) at the Illinois State golf course. She was fourth in the state championship as a junior. An outstanding student in the classroom, she is currently ranked fifth in a class of 512. As a junior golfer this past summer, Nakazaki finished second at the AJGA Golfweek Chicago Junior with a 54-hole total of 222 (78-72-72) and won the DuPage County Classic in April with a 148 (71-77).