Nov. 13, 2003

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame women’s golf head coach Debby King has announced the signing of Alejandra Diaz-Calderon (Guadalajara, Mexico) to a national letter-of-intent to attend the University in the fall of 2004. Diaz-Calderon will be the first Mexican-born player to play for the Irish and will be coming from American High School in Guadalajara.

“We’re so happy to have Alejandra because she is the whole package. She has good grades, she’s a good golfer, and she’s a good person,” said King.

With an overall scoring average of 74, Diaz-Calderon is a talented golfer who has been competing competitively for the past 11 years. Diaz-Calderon had a successful season in 2002-03, turning in five first-place finishes, including a victory at the LXIII Mexican National/International Golf Tournament and a match-play title at the II National Match Play. Diaz-Calderon has also participated in tournaments on American soil, playing everywhere from Virginia to California. She faired very well in some of her trips to the states, taking medalist honors at the 39th Annual Cleveland Golf/Joe Durant Southern Junior in Navarre, Fla., and securing two other top-five placings. Diaz-Calderon was a 2002 Polo Golf Junior All-American Honorable Mention and in January of 2003, she was named the Best Junior Amateur Player in Mexico by the Woodlands Magazine.