Two Skyline golfers to play at the next levelBy Marlowe Hereford • Nov 18th, 2012 • Category: Golf, News, Recruiting
Two members of the Skyline High School girls golf team will continue to tee off at the next level.
Alexi Rule signed with William Penn on Oct. 22 while fellow senior Brooklyn Anderson signed with BYU on Thursday.
Rule was contacted by other schools including South Arkansas University and Warner Pacific College and
Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., but William Penn is offering her a significant athletic scholarship and the school was her top choice for several years. The Statesmen are 24th in the NAIA rankings and Rule liked the atmosphere of the program and the school.
“It’s a 16:1 ratio for teachers to students,” Rule said. “They’re ranked nationally and it’s a good way to make myself known.”
Rule will become the third sibling in her family to play for William Penn. Both older siblings, brother Nik and sister Mayci, played golf for the Statesmen.
“They both had really great experiences and they thought I would have a great experience,” Rule said. “They’re excited to have me come out there and join the family tradition.”
Not only did Nik play for William Penn, but he is also in his third year as coach of the women’s golf team. He coached Mayci, who graduates in December.
“I think it’ll be a different experience because I have to turn the brother mode off,” Alexi Rule said with a laugh. “My sister did it so I have to.”
Rule, who took third at the 5A District 5-6 girls golf tournament last season and qualified for state, plans to study education.
Utah Valley University and Boise State also contacted Anderson, but BYU has long been her dream school.
“I love the school,” Anderson said. “It’s the best fit for me and the goals I’ve set in my life.”
Anderson said BYU will cover her tuition. She is undecided on a major as of now, but would eventually like to pursue a profession in the medical field. Anderson, who took fourth at the 5A District 5-6 girls golf tournament and ninth at state last season, is also a member of Skyline’s girls soccer and basketball teams.
“I love playing all three sports,” Anderson said. “I guess I was seeing what the other options would be for me. I’m really happy to play golf at college. I’m thankful to the other coaches with the other sports for helping me reach my full potential.”
Marlowe Hereford is a sports writer for the Post Register who covers prep sports, summer and winter Olympic sports and rodeo. She has worked for the Post Register since August 2011. Her Twitter handle is @mwhereford and she can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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