Nov. 8, 2006
The fifth-ranked Stanford Women's Golf Team has signed Rebecca Durham and Piper Miller to National Letters of Intent to study and compete at Stanford University next year, announced head coach Caroline O'Connor.
"I am very proud to announce the signings of Rebecca and Piper," said O'Connor. "I believe that they will be a tremendous addition to next year's team, which will include three returning starters. Both exhibit the skills, passion and knowledge necessary to be exceptional golfers. They are very passionate about Stanford and I am looking forward to them joining our team next year".
Piper Miller is a resident of Laguna Beach, California and a senior at St. Margaret's Episcopal in San Juan Capistrano. Her 2006 highlights include a 5th-place finish at the Callaway Junior World Golf Championship, which features the top junior golfers from around the world. Additionally, Miller led her Southern California team to victory at the 2006 Girls' Junior America's Cup, an event pitting top junior golfers from around the USA, Mexico and Canada. She finished fourth individually in that event.
"Piper is extremely accurate off the tee and possesses a tremendous short game," noted O'Connor. "She'll be coming to Stanford with a wealth of experience against top U.S. and international juniors where she has seen great success. Her finish at the Junior World Championship demonstrates her ability to compete with the best."
Hailing from St. Simon's Island, Georgia, Rebecca Durham is a senior at Glynn Academy in Brunswick, Georgia. Durham, ranked 15th nationally in the class of 2007, has captained her Glynn Academy team to three consecutive Georgia 5A State High School team championships. She finished third individually in the championship last spring. Durham has also been named to the coveted AJGA/HP Scholastic All-American team the past two years.
"Rebecca is a very athletic and gifted golfer with great length off the tee who also displays much finesse around the greens," O'Connor said. "The combination of these two strengths, coupled with her competitive drive, will bring her much success at the collegiate level and beyond. Her numerous high school and junior golf victories are a preview of what's to follow."