Three Recruits Join Wolverines During Early NLI Period

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan women's golf head coach Kathy Teichert announced Friday (Nov. 16) the signings of Meagan Bauer(Flint, Mich./Grand Blanc HS), Brooke Bettis(St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles HS) and Milena Savich(Carmel, Ind./Carmel HS) to National Letters of Intent for the 2008-09 academic year.

"We're very excited for Milena, Brooke, and Meagan to join our program," said Teichert. "They're excellent young ladies and great fits for Michigan both academically and athletically. We are really looking forward to having this class join us. They are going to make an immediate impact."

The younger sister of current Wolverine sophomore Ashley Bauer(Flint, Mich./Grand Blanc HS), Megan will join the Michigan women's golf family after a stellar senior campaign at Grand Blanc, where she help the Bobcats to their third straight state championship title. She was an All-State Super Team and All-State selection as well as an All-State Academic Team honorable mention selection. A two-time team captain, Meagan led her Grand Blanc squad to three straight regional titles and four Big Nine Conference titles. She was the 2007 Fall Regional medalist after a runner-up finish in the spring of 2007. She also was a two-time Big Nine medalist and three-time All-Conference first team selection.

"Meagan's strength is that she is very consistent and doesn't make a lot of mistakes," said Teichert. "She has been on three state high school championship teams and knows how to win. She comes from a golfing family who is very supportive."

Bettis was named a 2007 HP Scholastic Junior All-American and finished in the top 15 female golfers that competed for the Illinois State Championship in 2007. She was honored with her second straight Upstate Eight Conference Player of the Year Award after she claimed two Illinois Regional titles as well as consecutive victories of the UEC Championship Tournament in 2006 and 2007. On the junior circuit, Bettis has captured three top 15 finishes in AJGA events: fourth at the Randy Wise Junior Open, ninth at the Midwest Junior Players Championship and 14th at Coca-Cola Junior Championship.

"Brooke has a lot of potential, and has had quality instruction from Dr. Jim Suttie, one of the best teachers in the country," said Teichert.

Savich, who was a 2007 AJGA Junior All-American, was ranked as the No. 1 player in Indiana by Polo and Golfweek. She was also ranked No. 21 overall in the class of 2008 and the No 49 overall by Polo and No. 38 in 2008 and No. 94 overall by Golfweek. Savich was the Indiana State Finals medalist runner-up in 2007 after she competed in three straight state finals. She won two straight regional titles and was a three-time conference champion. The two-time captain was a four-time All-Hamilton County selection. On the junior circuit, she competed in seven events in the 2007 summer, finishing among the top 10 in six events and the top five twice (third at the Midwest Junior Player's Tournament and third at the Randy Wise Junior Open).

"Milena is athletic, a great ball striker and is very competitive," said Teichert. "Her rankings are a reflection of her strong work ethic and desire to be the best."

The Wolverines will lose only two seniors after the 2007-08 season: Lindsay Davis(Dexter, Mich.) and Isabelle Gendreau(St. Georges de Beauce, Quebec).

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423