Wed, May. 26, 2010 - [Men's Golf]
William Penn University men's golf coach Wade Steinlage
has announced the signing of Zach Chavez to a National Letter of Intent to attend the University in the fall and compete for the men's golf program.
Zach Chavez, the son of Daniel Chavez and Regina Chavez, resides in Pasadena, Texas and recently graduated from Pasadena Memorial HS.
A four-time varsity letterwinner, he is the first player in school history to receive a collegiate golf scholarship (school opened in 2003). Chavez placed in the top ten at the district tournament all four years of high school, earning first-team all-district honors as a sophomore and senior.
The four-time regional qualifier was a tournament medalist last fall with a 73 at Bay Forest Golf Course and had nearly 20 top-five finishes in his prep career.
Chavez was also named his team's MVP twice and was team captain once. The Outstanding Golfer and Student recipient, he received a scholarship from his golf team.
Chavez has also participated in the Houston Golf Association Junior League since his freshman year.
"We are very fortunate to have had Zach find us," Steinlage said. "His cousin played soccer here and Zach was willing to leave the warm weather of Texas for the cold winters of Iowa and we are thrilled about his decision. He comes from a great family and he is very mature and dedicated. I look for big things from him in his William Penn Statesmen career."
Penn finished fourth at this spring's Midwest Collegiate Conference Championships.