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We’re debuting this new series today with an announcement we recently received about a Barrington High School Senior who just signed an official golf scholarship with the University of Minnesota.
Barrington Golfer Heather Ciskowski Signs Collegiate Scholarship with Minnesota
Heather Ciskowski, a 17-year-old Barrington High School senior and award winning golfer, today signed an official collegiate golf scholarship with the University of Minnesota. Ciskowski will compete for the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis with the incoming 2014 women’s golf team. Friends, family, and community supporters gathered on Wednesday, November 13th for her official signing at Biltmore Country Club in Barrington, Illinois.
Ciskowski received, and verbally accepted the scholarship offer last spring as a highschool junior, and is now making it official during the season’s November signing period. Ciskowski gained widespread notoriety when she entered golf as a second sport as a sophomore, qualifying for State and receiving “All-State” distinction after placing 11th in the State Tournament. She had previously played varsity tennis as a freshman, obtaining All-Conference, All-Regional, All-Sectional and All-State status.
“To have a young athlete go from playing number one doubles in a state tennis match to having a successful state run in golf – as a second sport – is really unprecedented,” said Doug Bauman, head golf professional at Biltmore Country Club, who also helped coach Ciskowski. “Heather has a natural golf talent that has been further developed with hard work and determination over a short period of time. We are very proud of her accomplishments and we look forward to following her future success at the University of Minnesota.”
Ciskowski will graduate high school in the spring of 2014. She chose the University of Minnesota due to its successful Big 10 golf program and the coaching staff, specifically the head coach, Michele Redman, a 20-year LPGA veteran and four-time member of the Solheim Cup U.S. Team. In Redman’s three-year tenure as head coach, she has greatly impacted the team and inspired them with her own talents as a golfer. Ciskowski also plans to apply to Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business.
Congratulations, Heather! We wish you the very best with what’s shaping up to be a promising golf career in your collegiate future and beyond. If anyone else has a Community Announcement for us to share, the sky is the limit and we look forward to reading and helping spread the word about your submissions. We appreciate each and every piece of news that comes are way and are thankful so many of you have been willing to participate in helping us highlight the many great people, places and things to do in Barrington.