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Contact: Marilynn Fryer
517.796.8466
January 26, 2010
For immediate release

Women's golf team signs seniors for next year's team

Jackson Community College has signed three new golfers to the women’s golf team for next year, 2010-11.

  • Elise Allen, senior at Hillsdale High School graduating this spring, played for the Hornets. Allen was named Second Team All-Conference her junior year, and First Team All-Conference by Southern Michigan Athletic Conference her senior year, also received Student of the Month honors in science, English and social studies. “Elise comes with a strong background. Many opponents recommend her highly,” said women’s coach Mark Jednak. “She has a strong blue collar work ethic. She will be a good addition to our program.”
  • Sarah Kourtjian, senior at Columbia Central High School graduating this spring, played for the Eagles. She was 2009 team captain, and her team won its conference in the 2007 and 2009 seasons and qualified for state finals. Kourtjian was named 2007 Second Team All-Conference and 2009 First Team All-Conference by the Southern Michigan Athletic Association. She is a National Honor Society member and has been on the Honor Roll since her freshman year, with a grade point average of 4.2. She is co-editor of the yearbook. “She has ice water in her veins. She seems like the course belongs to her and everyone else is just visiting,” Jednak said. “She has a great demeanor and is a welcome addition.”
  • Sarah Cornwell, senior at Columbia Central graduating this spring, played for the Eagles. She was 2009 team captain, named All-Conference in 2008 and 2009 by Southern Michigan Athletic Association, received Scholar Athlete Award in 2007, 2008 and 2009, team won conference in 2007 and 2009 and qualified for state finals. She is a member and public relations officer for the National Honor Society and has been on the Honor Roll since her freshman year. “Sarah is a coach’s ideal athlete,” Jednak said. “She is coachable and with her the sky is the limit. I expect her to contribute immediately.”

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