Nov. 15, 2007
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University women's golf Head Coach Walt Williams announced the signing of one of the nation's top golfers to a National Letter of Intent, Thursday.
Kristen Allard of Porterville, Calif., is ranked as one of the top 100 players in the country by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard. Allard earned five varsity letters including four in golf, at Monache High School. Also a scholar athlete, Allard is a four-time Eastern Yosemite League Champion and most valuable player for her team. In addition to her national ranking, Allard is also ranked as one of the top 25 golfers in California.
"She is a very good student," Williams said. "She is going to do a great job in the classroom and do a great job on the golf course."
During her junior and senior years, Allard was the CIF-Central Section Champion and a southern regional qualifier. She also won the San Joaquin Valley PGA Junior Championship in 2006.
"Kristen will be a special player for us and has a chance to be an All-Pacific-10-caliber player," Williams said.
In addition to her high school golf career, Allard is the 2007 Junior Golf Association of Northern California champion. She is also a participant in the Future Collegians World Tour and the American Junior Golf Association.
During her senior year, Allard was a southern regional qualifier and a top 20 finisher. She also was a medalist in 53 of 54 career EYL matches. In her last 10 tournaments, Allard has placed in the top 10 every time and also earned three wins.
"I think she will be a great contribution to the team next year as we are losing two seniors," Williams said. "I expect her to come in and play right away."