JONESBORO, Ark. (11/21/16) – Arkansas State head women’s golf coach M.J. Desbiens Shaw has announced that Maria Jose Atristain Vega, ranked No. 1 in the Southeast Mexican Golf Association and No. 18 in the nation of Mexico (16/18 years old), has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Red Wolves beginning with the 2017-18 season.

The Merida, Mexico, native recently claimed four first-place finishes, including the PJGT GGGA Series at Mission Inn El Campeon (71-79), Southeast Golf Tour at the Cancun Country Club (73-74), Southeast Golf Tour at the Yucatan County Club (69-77) and Southeast Golf Tour at Campestrea Villahermosa (74-73).

During those four tournaments, Atristain Vega averaged 73.8 strokes with a low round of 69. She also recently finished 16th at the National Center Golf Cup with scores of 76-74-80.

"I'm very excited to welcome Maria to our squad next fall,” said Desbiens Shaw. “She brings a great amount of experience and an incredible work ethic on and off the golf course. It is a huge asset to our women's program to have signed Maria, and I look forward to what the future holds."