Head women's golf coach Danielle Griffiths is pleased to announce the incoming Brown Golf Class of 2015, who are arriving on campus this week and will begin classes on September 7th. This year's class is talented on the golf course and has excelled in the classroom, and is expected to contribute immediately to the Brown team.
STEPHANIE HSIEH, ALAMO, CA
Career Highlights: A graduate of Monte Vista High School in Danville, CA …Won 3 FCWT's in 09-10 season (Coyote Creek Open, Tucson Open, and Bayonet Invitational)…Invited to play in the AJGA Tournament of Champions. ('11)…Qualified for CIF / CGA State Girls Golf Championships in '07, '08, and '09…Won the EBAL league tournament in '09 with a 3-under par 69 at Chardonnay Golf Club… Golfweek Player of the Week…Averaged under par for the high school season during junior year to become the MVP for the East Bay Athletic League)… FCWT Player of the Year as well as being one of the Top 100 Bay Area Prep Athletes of the Year in both '09 and '10…Academic Highlights: National Merit Commended for being on the honor roll all 4 years…FCWT Academic All-American… Personal: Stephanie Hsieh, born May 15, 1993… The daughter of Abraham and Deanna Hsieh…Has a younger brother, Samuel…Hobbies include listening to music, hiking, and playing the violin.
MICHELLE CHEN, PLANO, TX
Career Highlights: Graduated with honors from Plano West Senior High School where she was a four-time letterwinner on the Women's Golf Team….Captained the team her junior and senior year and was a three-time MVP (09, 10, 11)…In 2011, she finished second at her district high school championships shooting a 67 the last day…Placed fourth at the 2011 AJGA Elibit Systems of America…Named the 2008 Texas Junior Golf Tour Player of the Year……Winner of the LPGA Marilyn Smith Scholarship…Academic: A member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Math Honor Society...One of five in the nation chosen for the 2010 Hugh Cranford All-Scholastic Team...Awarded with Who's Who Among American High School Students, an award given to the top achieving seniors in the community exhibiting outstanding qualities academically, in leadership, and community service. Personal: Michelle Chen, born May 25, 1993 in Plano, TX... The daughter of Patrick and Ella Chen…Has one older brother, Austin and one older sister, Kristine…. Her hobbies outside of golf include spending time with family and friends, traveling, scuba diving and biking.
CASSANDRA CAROTHERS Medford, OR
A graduate of Saint Mary's School in Medford, OR…Played on the varsity golf team for four years…District Champion and placed 4th in the State Competition...Placed first in 5 tournaments through the Oregon Junior Golf Association (2011)…Shot a career best of 71 at Santiam Golf Club, par 74...Academic: Student Council, Mock Trial, and Interact (Rotary/Community Service) Club for four years…Ambassador for the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Seminar…Member of the National Honor Society for three years…Completed a total of 164 hours of community service throughout High School, working with the Lifespan Respite Network of Jackson County…AP Scholar Award (2010), and AP Scholar with Honor Award (2011)…Personal: Cassandra Mary Carothers, born August 9, 1993…The daughter of Kathryn Carothers…Holds a 3rd degree black belt in Chun Kuk Do Martial Arts, and enjoy all sports and outdoors activities.
KANIKA GANDHI, NEW YORK, NY
Graduated from the United World College of the Atlantic, a boarding school in Wales….Has top finishes in several Met (NY) PGA Junior Tournaments…Played the Varsity school team her sophomore year in Hong Kong to help the team place 4th overall in the Hong Kong Interschool Championships…Academic: Received High Honor academic status and was elected as Student Council President her Senior year…Member of the Varsity Volleyball team for three years…Team captain of the Under 15's NYC Juniors club league…Personal: Kanika Gandhi, born on March 27, 1993…The daughter of Meera and Vikram Gandhi…Has an older sister, Kiran Gandhi, and a younger brother, Kabir Gandhi… Enjoyd reading, playing guitar and traveling.