Cardinal Women Sign Two Athletes To Letter Of Intent

Nov. 14, 2002

Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford women's golf program has signed two student-athletes to study and compete on The Farm next season announced head coach Caroline O'Connor today. Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana (Long Beach, Calif.) and Lauren Todd (Phoenix, Ariz.) will join the Stanford program in 2003-04.

'Both Lauren and Jennifer have had tremendous success at the national level,' noted O'Connor. 'Jennifer showcased her accuracy, short game prowess and course management skills this past summer at the U.S. Junior Girls' Championship with her runner-up finish. Lauren is very strong off the tee and has shown great ball control. Combined with her mental toughness, she has the ability to shoot sub-par rounds every time she tees it up. These two will add great depth to our team and I look for them to make an immediate impact.'

Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana hails from Long Beach, Calif. where she attends Woodrow Wilson High School. She was the runner-up in the 2002 U.S. Junior Girls' Championship and the 1999 California State High School Championships and has been ranked in the top-10 nationally (class of 2003) in the GolfWeek/Titleist Junior Golf Rankings. Tangtiphaiboontana is a two-time American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) hp/Compaq Scholastic All-American (awarded to 10 players annually) and has recorded numerous top-five finishes nationally in the past two years. Additionally, she is a recipient of the 2002 Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award, the 2002 AP Scholar Award, a Govenor's Scholarship Award Winner, and member of the Honor Roll for four years. In her spare time, Jennifer volunteers at a local hospital.

Lauren Todd will come to Stanford via Phoenix, Ariz. where she attends Xavier College Preparatory. Todd, a four-time member of the Arizona All-State team, was ranked 8th nationally (class of 2003) in the GolfWeek/Titleist Junior Golf Rankings and was the runner-up individually in the 2001 Arizona State High School Championships, where she led her team to four consecutive state championships. She had top-four finishes in four AJGA events this past summer, highlighted by a fourth place finish at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship, an AJGA major.She was also the FCWT National Champion in 2001. Todd was chosen as the 'Athlete of the West' for the month of December by Student Sports magazine. She is a three-time Dr. Voie Stuart Chase Coy Scholar Athlete Award winner and achieved the High Honor Roll for four years. Lauren is a member of the National Honor Society and National Charity League (a mother-daughter charity league).

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