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UVU golf: Nyhus, UVU sign two incoming golfers

By James Warnick

For the Deseret News

Published: Thursday, Nov. 21 2013 1:32 p.m. MST

OREM - Utah Valley University head women's golf coach Sue Nyhus announced the signing of Sabrina Naulu (Spanish Fork, Utah) and Carson Pickett (Meridian, Idaho) to National Letters of Intent last week. Both are currently seniors in high school and will begin golfing for UVU in the fall of 2014.

"It's another great day for Wolverine golf. I am excited to introduce the two newest Wolverine golfers," Nyhus said. "Carson and Sabrina bring enthusiasm and athleticism. They are serious students who have a passion for golf. We are grateful they have chosen to join us."

Naulu is a two-time First Team All-State golfer from nearby Spanish Fork High School after she finished seventh at State her sophomore year and ninth a year ago. She also helped lead her Spanish Fork Dons to a second-place finish her sophomore year and a third-place showing in 2013.

Naulu, who currently holds a 3.9 GPA, also plays basketball and volleyball for the Dons.

Pickett, a 4.0 student at Rocky Mountain High School, is a three-year letterwinner in golf and was named First Team All-State last season after placing fourth at the 5A State Tournament. She has also helped her team to a State Championship in 2013, a runner-up finish in 2012 and two District Championships. The native of Meridian, Idaho, currently carries a 6.3 handicap.

Pickett also placed second at the 2013 International Junior Golf Academy District Championship and third at the 2013 IJGA State Championship, as well as fifth at the same tournament in 2012. She has also earned a spot at the Rocky Mountain Junior Golf Tour Tournament of Champions in Phoenix this December and is currently ranked second in her age division.

Pickett also plays basketball for the Lady Grizzlies and holds the Idaho 5A District Tournament record for the most points scored in a game with 34.

"Both Carson and Sabrina know what being on a successful team is like," Nyhus said. "Their extensive competitive experience will help our team keep moving forward."

James Warnick is an assistant sports information director at Utah Valley University. For more information about Wolverine athletics, visit www.WolverineGreen.com.