Skip to main content

Huskies Sign Four to Class of 2021

Nov 13, 2020

SEATTLE – University of Washington women's golf head coach Mary Lou Mulflur has announced the signing of four student-athletes for the Class of 2021. Jamie (Chia-Yu) Hsieh, Kennedy Knox, Hannah Elaimy and Jenny (Chih-Hsuan) Chang will come to Montlake next season.
"We're very excited to have these four join the Husky family next season," said Mulflur.
Hsieh hails Taipei, Taiwan but attended Hills International Golf Academy in Australia. She come to Seattle with many tournament victories under her belt and international experience as she represented Taipei at the 2018 R&A Junior Open Championship.  Hsieh claimed the 2020 Katherine Kirk Classic U-21 Girls title, the 2019 Hills Japan Junior Open Championship, the 2019 Hills Taiwan Junior Open U-18 event and was the champion at the 2017 Hills Taiwan Junior Open U-15 tournament.
"We're excited for what Jamie brings to the table," said Mulflur. "She's got an incredible work ethic, positive attitude and great energy that will fit right in with our program."
Knox isn't going far to join the Huskies as she's from right outside of Seattle, having attended Mount Rainier HS. Knox, a standout in the Washington golf scene, finished in the top 10 in six Washington Junior Golf Association events during the summer of 2020 while bringing home two individual titles (WJGA Players Open and T1st at WJGA Western Open). She posted four WJGA top five showings in 2019 and claimed three individual titles during 2018 while also took medalist honors at the 64th Pacific Northwest Junior Girls'.
"We are grateful that Kennedy chose to stay in Seattle," added Mulflur. "She comes from a long line of Huskies and understands what a privilege it is to represent the purple and gold."
Elaimy is also a Seattle native as she competed at Roosevelt High School just up the street from the UW campus. During the 2020 summer, Elaimy didn't finish below sixth in six-straight events on the WJGA circuit. She finished third at the both the District 2 Championship and the WJGA Players Open while tying for fifth at the Western Open and tied for sixth at the State Championship. At Roosevelt, along with being the team captain, she tied for seventh at the 2019 WIAA State Championship as a sophomore and was 11th during her freshman season.
"I've known Hannah since she was about seven years old and have seen her passion and enthusiasm for the game grow stronger over the past few years which will serve her well in our environment," said Mulflur. "Her willingness to be coached along with her mental fortitude creates a competitive makeup that we really value."
Chang also hails from Taipei, Taiwan and attended QSI International School of Dongguan in China. During the 2020 season, she picked up tournament victories at the Mission Hills Jack Nicklaus Junior Championship and the Guangdong Junior Championship. She also finished second at the JGTA (Junior Golf Tour of Asia) Aspirations at the Bluffs event. Additionally, Chang earned me medalist honors came at the 2019 Mission Hills Junior Series Grand Final.
"Jenny is a diamond in the rough with no ceiling," said Mulflur.  "She will bring her lunch pail and get to work. She absolutely loves the game and she will make the most of her opportunity to be a part of our program and we're thrilled to have her."