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Badger women ink three


Madison (WKOW) -- from UW Madison:  Three high school seniors have signed National Letters of Intent to attend the University of Wisconsin and play on the women's golf team, UW women's gold coach Todd Oehrlein announced Tuesday.

  Lindsay Danielson, Alyssa Elliott and Alexis Nelson will begin competing for the Badgers in the Fall of 2009.

  Lindsay Danielson is a four-time Division 2 state high school champion at Osceola High School in Osceola, Wis. 

  She is the only four-time champion in Wisconsin history.  

  A first-team all-state selection in 2005-08, Danielson was the runner-up at the 2008 Wisconsin PGA Junior Championship.

  She also tied for 31st at the 2008 National Junior PGA Championship.

  "Lindsay has had tremendous success throughout her junior career," Coach Oehrlein said. "Winning four Individual state high school golf championships is such a tremendous accomplishment. She has been extremely consistent, yet her best golf is certainly ahead of her. She will be a great addition to our program, both academically and athletically. I look forward to working with her and her family. "

  Alyssa Elliott is the sister of former Badger golfer Katie Elliott and is a native of Madison, currently attending Edgewood High School.

  Alyssa is a four-time first-team all-state selection and has twice earned runner-up honors at the Division 2 state high school championship (2006, 2008).

  She has led Edgewood to four consecutive Division 2 state championships as a team. 

  Elliott was named the WPGA Junior Player of the Year in 2007 and won the Wisconsin Girls Junior Match Play Championship that year.

  Elliott is a two-time winner on the PGA Junior Series, winning in Cedar Rapids, Iowa this year and in Lincoln, Neb., in 2007.

  "We are extremely excited to have Alyssa join our program," Coach Oehrlein said. "Having played for Edgewood High School, she understands the commitment is takes to be part of successful program. That understanding will be incredibly valuable as she makes the transition to the University of Wisconsin. She is very dedicated and is committed to being the best player possible. I look forward to continuing our relationship with Alyssa and her family."

  Alexis Nelson is a native of Mason, Ohio, and led Mason High School to the Ohio State High School Division 1 Team Championship in 2008.

  In her career, she has earned runner-up finishes at the 2008 Women's Western Junior Championship, the 2007 Ohio State Junior Championship and the 2007 Cincinnati Metropolitan Amateur Championship.

  "Alexis has tremendous potential as a college golfer," Coach Oehrlein said. "This has been evident since we started recruiting her. She is very dedicated, and will work extremely hard to become the best golfer possible. She has been a leader at a very successful high school program in Ohio and I know she is excited about the opportunity to join the University of Wisconsin. She is a great student as well and we're fortunate to have Alexis and her family become Badgers."

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