Women's Golf Dots Top International Prospect
BOISE, Idaho Boise State University Head Women’s Golf Coach Nicole Harris announced the signing of Maria Santisteban to National Letter of Intent for the 2008-09 season, Wednesday.

"I am very excited that Maria is joining the Bronco Family,” said Harris. “She is the first International player I've signed and I know she will make an immediate impact on this program. Maria will be part of a large class coming in next fall and I know that she, along with the other incoming freshmen and our returning players, will get this program headed in the right direction."

Santisteban, a native of Tampico, Mexico, is currently ranked the No. 5 junior golfer in Mexico and comes to Boise State boasting an incredible rsum which includes three top-10 finishes on the Texas Junior Golf Tour in 2007. While on tour, the high school senior garnered a second place finish at the TJGT Redstone Invitational in addition to a third place finish at the TJGT Red River Challenge.

In addition to her achievements with TJGT, Santisteban competed in several National Junior Golf Tournaments in the US, including the Optimist International where she finished 27th out of 110 participants. In 2007, Santisteban competed at the Mexican Junior Golf Association Tour Championship where she took second.

While her list of accomplishments is impressive, what makes her success even more remarkable is that she is the first golfer from her hometown to earn a scholarship to play in the United States.

“Maria comes from a small town in Mexico that isn't known for golf,” added Harris. “What she has been able to accomplish in junior golf with just a 9-hole course and a practice area is amazing. I can't wait to see what happens when she has the opportunity to practice and train every day at Boise State!”


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