Memphis Adds One to the 2007 Recruiting Class
April 18, 2007
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis women's golf team adds a new face to the 2007-08 roster to help replace the four seniors that will be graduating at the end of the season. Alexa Porter, a golfer standout from Elyria, Ohio, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Memphis next year.
Porter attends Elyria Catholic High School, which is located just outside of Cleveland, where she plays on the men's golf team. She is a three-time Plain Dealer All-Star and has been the No. 2 golfer for the Panthers the past three years. Porter was this past year's conference Most Valuable Player and the medalist at the men's conference tournament.
"I am truly excited that Alexa will be joining our team this upcoming year," said Memphis head coach Jenny Bruun. "Alexa has the work ethic and motivation it takes to be a successful Division I student-athlete. She really fits perfectly into our program and what we are looking to accomplish, and she has a wonderful support system in her family, which is also very important."
Porter has a stroke average of 82.1 on the men's tees. She was picked as the North Coast League's White Division Player of the Year as a junior, where she shot a 74. She also finished seventh in the women's state tournament.
Porter was also named to the Ohio All-State team in 2005. She has competed in various national tournaments around the country, and will continue to gain more tournament experience this summer, which should help make her transition into college golf a lot easier.