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Women’s Golf Signs West Coast Duo To NLI

Nov 10, 2022
Vanessa Ngo and Carolyn Fuller On Signing Day

BOULDER – Vanessa Ngo and Carolyn Fuller have signed National Letters of Intent to join the University of Colorado women's golf team for the 2023-24 season, head coach Anne Kelly announced on Thursday, during the NCAA Early Signing Period.
Ngo, from Vallejo, Calif., is a nine-time winner on the Southern California PGA Jr. Tour. She is ranked 35th in her graduating class and 82nd in the nation according to Junior Golf Scoreboard.
"Vanessa was a summer find for our program; what I like to call a 'fly under the radar' player," Kelly said. "She had some very good performances this summer that got her noticed by CU and other top DI golf programs.  Luckily, she liked what she saw at Colorado and committed to us this fall."
Ngo is a two-time medalist at the Southern California Golf Association's Foundation Cup (2019 and 2021). She placed second at the 2022 Pasadena Women's Amateur Championship at Brookside Golf Club, which included a personal-best 66 in the first round. Ngo was second at the 2022 FCG National Tour Series at the Temecula Creek Golf Club and 23rd at the 2022 IMG Junior World Championship at Torrey Pines.
"Vanessa possesses a very competitive, hardworking, dedicated, disciplined character in both golf and academics. She has not had the opportunity to compete often at a national level, but has had success in the competitive California area.  We are looking forward to Vanessa joining our team and giving her the opportunity to excel in the Pac-12 Conference and DI level."
Currently a senior at California Preparatory Academy in San Juan Capistrano, she is a four-year Scholar-Athlete and member of the Principal's Honor Roll. She was a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Finalist in 2020 and led her high school team to an undefeated season, winning medalist honors in eight of 10 matches.
Fuller, a native of Phoenix, is in her senior year at Pinnacle High School. She was a member of the 2021 All-Arizona Girls Golf Team by and placed third in the Arizona State Girls Division I meet.
As a sophomore in 2020, Pinnacle won the High School Golf National Invitational Tournament. She helped Pinnacle to the 2019 Arizona State Division I title, tying for fifth individually.
Fuller was an honorable mention to the 2021 Sports360AZ All-Academic Team.
"We are very excited to have Carolyn join our team next fall," Kelly said. "She was an early verbal for us last year, so it's been a long wait to officially call her a Buff!  Carolyn is a very good student and talented athlete who has been working extremely hard on her game this last year to get ready for collegiate and Pac-12 golf. 
She was the 2020 Scottsdale Junior Champion and was the runner up at that same event in 2019. In 2018 she won a pair of events, first at the Desert Mashie Spring Championship at Encanto and later that fall at the IHOP Classic at Grand Canyon University.
"She is a competitor and dedicated to becoming a top-level golfer," Kelly said. "We are really looking forward to having Carolyn on the team and the impact that she will have for CU women's golf."