Nov. 15, 2008
BERKELEY - Cal women's golf head coach Nancy McDaniel announced that Jacqueline Williams, a senior at Loretto High in Sacramento, has signed a letter of intent to play golf for the Golden Bears beginning with the 2009-10 season.
Williams, a three-time All-Capital Athletic League selection and a two-time MVP from Fair Oaks, Calif., won the 2007 CAL title, one of eight recent tournaments she has won. She qualified for the 2007 Illinois Junior Golf Association TOC, the 2008 State Finals Big "I" in Santa Cruz, 2008 Junior World at Carlton CC and Torrey Pines, and qualified as the first alternate for the 2008 Big "I" Junior National Tournament. She qualified for and participated in the 2008 Walmart First Tee Open, an event that partners 78 junior golfers with 78 Champions Tour pros in a three-day tournament at Pebble Beach and Del Monte golf courses, partnering with Denis Watson. Williams is also involved in the California Eagles, a Special Olympics golfing program for individuals with Downs Syndrome.
"We are really pleased that Jacqueline has chosen Cal to begin her collegiate career," said Cal head coach Nancy McDaniel. "She is an outstanding local student-athlete and I see her stepping right in to help this team next fall. She has a great sense of balance when it comes to academics, golf and her community. Jacqueline is a perfect fit for our program."
The Cal women's golf team's spring season kicks of Mon. Feb. 9, 2009 when they participate in the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes.