2012-11-20 / Front Page

Cloverdale’s Shrum Signs Intent To Play Golf At Valpo University

Staff Report


Senior golfer Sydney Shrum officially signed her letter of intent Wednesday afternoon at Cloverdale High School to join the Valparaiso University women’s golf team for the 2013-2014 season. Pictured behind Shrum are, left to right: CHS Athletic Director James Wade; CHS girls’ golf coach, Matt Logsdon; mother, Kim Shrum; sister, Samantha Shrum; father, Roger Shrum; and swing coach, Brad Fellers. (Staff Photo) Senior golfer Sydney Shrum officially signed her letter of intent Wednesday afternoon at Cloverdale High School to join the Valparaiso University women’s golf team for the 2013-2014 season. Pictured behind Shrum are, left to right: CHS Athletic Director James Wade; CHS girls’ golf coach, Matt Logsdon; mother, Kim Shrum; sister, Samantha Shrum; father, Roger Shrum; and swing coach, Brad Fellers. (Staff Photo) Cloverdale’s Sydney Shrum will take her 39.8 senior year average from the greens at Clover Meadows and other area courses to Division I collegiate competition next fall. The 2012 state final qualifier officially signed her National Letter of Intent to play golf for head coach Mat Blair at Valparaiso University.

“We are excited to have Sydney join our family here at Valpo. We feel that Sydney is going to be an impact player for us. She has the work ethic we look for in our players,” said Valparaiso University head women’s golf coach, Mat Blair. “Also, her work in the classroom shows how she is committed to becoming the best. Sydney’s best golf is in front her and as a coach that is reassuring when you bring a recruit to campus. So the fall cannot come soon enough for us as we look forward to her being in our program. She has an great attitude, the girls love being around her, and she will be a leader for us from day one

For her four-year high school career, Shrum was named to the All-Putnam County Team all four years, was the individual county champion in 2011 and 2012, was named All- West Central Conference in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and qualified for regional competition in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

As a junior, Shrum set the school’s best nine-hole match score with a 36 and followed that up in 2012 with a best nine-hole home match score of 37. Also in 2012, Shrum set the best 18-hole match score at the school with a 75 in September.

The daughter of Kim and Roger Shrum, Syndey has a 3.92 grade point average and plans to major in Sports Marketing.

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