Women's Golf Signs Two For 2002-2003

Nov. 21, 2001

Los Angeles - Irene Cho of La Habra, Calif., and Tanya Dergal of Durango, Mexico, have signed letters of intent to attend USC, women's golf coach Andrea Gaston announced today.

'We are very excited to have both players on board,' said Gaston. 'They will definitely make an impact on next year's team, and will add depth to our already talented team. I am especially pleased that we have assembled a team that is serious about both their athletic and academic performance.'

Cho, who currently attends Sunny Hills High in Fullerton, placed first at the 2000 American Junior Golf Association's Compaq Junior All-Star Classic and second at the 2000 Polo Golf Invitational. She was an alternate for the USGA Junior Girls Championship this summer and was Southern California's representative at the 2000 PGA Junior National Championship. She is currently ranked 17th in the national junior rankings. She joins Yon Yim and Candie Kung as the latest in the line of elite Orange County (Calif.) girls golfers to play for USC. She was also recruited by UC Irvine, UNLV and California.

Dergal comes to USC as one of the top juniors in Mexico, where she attends the American School in Durango. She represented Mexico in the 2000 and 2001 Junior America's Cup and was fourth at the 2001 Junior World Championship in La Jolla, Calif. She is ranked fourth among Mexican juniors and was also recruited by Arizona State, Tennessee and New Mexico.

Both will enroll at USC in the fall of 2002.

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