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 Date: May 24, 2010 Contact:  Ashley Walyuchow 361-485-4424

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UHV signs Deer Park golfer


 

Cara Barnhart

Deer Park’s Cara Barnhart became the first freshman golf signee for the inaugural University of Houston-Victoria women’s golf program.  

 

Barnhart is a two-year letter winner at Deer Park and holds a scoring average of 85. She just recently lost a sudden-death medalist playoff at the District 22-5A tournament. Barnhart paced the Lady Deer at the district tournament with a two-day 182 score.  

 

“Cara’s distance and ability to compete on the course, will allow her to step in next year at UHV and contribute right away,” UHV golf coach Whitney Stromgren said in announcing the signing Monday. “Cara is very athletic and has amazing potential at the collegiate level.”  

 

Barnhart is looking forward to beginning her collegiate career at UHV.  

 

“I am excited to be part of the first women’s golf team at UHV next year,” Barnhart said. “I look forward to contributing to the success of the team in the coming years, and also attending UHV.”  

 

Barnhart, who plans to major in Business Management, also played soccer in high school.

 

 

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to more than 65 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, and Nursing. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus as well as teaching sites in Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.