Raychelle Santos, of La Quinta, Calif., has given a verbal commitment to Gonzaga. Santos also made an unofficial visit to Long Beach State before deciding on Gonzaga, and considered Notre Dame, Northwestern, Oregon and Washington.
Santos was impressed by the level of support from the Gonzaga athletic department, and said she thinks Gonzaga is a good place to focus on both athletics and academics while improving her golf game.
“I like Gonzaga because I like the coach,” Santos said of head coach Brad Rickel. “He has a lot of high goals for the team which I like and look forward to. I felt like I can take my game to the next level with his help.”
Santos finished in the top 10 in three AJGA events in 2010, and also was fourth at the Los Angeles City Championship.