San Antonio – St. Mary’s University golf coach Wes Skidmore announced on Friday the signing of Sonya Sanchez to a national letter of intent to join the Rattlers, starting with the 2007-08 academic year.

Sanchez, a native of McCamey, Texas, comes to San Antonio after attending Western Texas College for one year. She was a standout for coach Randy Weaver, earning a trip to the JUCO national tournament. She was the regional tournament runner-up. Off the course she earned Academic Athlete of the Year honors, was named to Who’s Who Among American Junior College Students, was a member of the Dean’s List and was a Cum Laude Honors Graduate.

Prior to her time at Western Texas College, she was a heavily honored student-athlete at McCamey High School. In golf she was a three-time team Most Valuable Player for head coach Amy Acosta’s squad. As a junior in 2005 she won the district championship and qualified for the regional tournament. As a senior in 2006 she finished third in the district and was named all-region. She helped MHS to a pair of district championships and a third place finish in the region twice.

She also competed in volleyball, track and field, power lifting and cheerleading. In volleyball she earned honorable mention all-district honors.

Off the course she was a standout as well. She was her class valedictorian, was named to Who’s Who Among American High School Students, was a member of the National Honor Society and earned honors for her work in Calculus, Spanish, Speech, Band and Creative Writing.

The St. Mary’s women’s golf team finished second at the 2006-07 Heartland Conference Tournament. Jessica Harbin and Amanda Anderson were each named All-Heartland Conference, while Harbin was the Heartland Conference Player of the Year. Harbin was a first team All-West Region pick and earned second team All-American honors after finishing 18th at the NCAA Championships as an individual.

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