JONESBORO, Ark. (11/15/17) – Arkansas State head women’s golf coach M.J. Desbiens Shaw has announced that high school standouts Olivia Schmidt and Madison Smith, both from Oklahoma, have signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Red Wolves starting in 2018-19.
Schmidt most recently helped lead Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School to a fifth-place finish in the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA) Class 5A State Tournament, where she placed fourth as an individual during her junior season. The year prior, she finished runner-up at the state tournament.
The Edmond, Okla., native was named to the 2017 VYPE Fan’s Choice All-OKC Girls Golf Team following her junior campaign, while she was also honored on the 2016 OKC Girls All-VYPE Team. Schmidt has been tabbed an Oklahoma City-area Golfer to Watch by The Oklahoman, which also listed her as an All-City Prep Sports Award winner.
“We are very happy to sign Olivia as she will be a great asset to our team,” said Desbiens Shaw. “She is a two-sport athlete with a lot of talent, and we look forward to having her as part of our program."
Smith will come to Arkansas State from Moore, Okla. She recently won a Jordan Spieth American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) qualifier in 2017, one year after earning overall champion of the Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour (OJGT). Additionally, she claimed the OJGT Spring Muskogee individual title in 2017.
“I am thrilled to have Madison join our Red Wolves family,” said Desbiens Shaw. “She will bring great experience already as a young player. She has a wonderful personality and will be a true asset to our team.”