Stanford lands top-ranked Class of 2020 golfer, Rachel Heck

Stanford lands top-ranked Class of 2020 golfer, Rachel Heck

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Stanford lands top-ranked Class of 2020 golfer, Rachel Heck

Stanford has been in each of the last two match-play finals at the NCAA Championship, winning once, in 2015. The Cardinal also enter this spring as the top-ranked team in the country. Not surprisingly, the success of the program has attracted some of the top recruits in the country.

The latest commitment for the Cardinal: Rachel Heck, a Class of 2020 golfer from Memphis, Tenn., who announced her verbal Monday evening.

“I love absolutely everything about (Stanford),” Heck told Golfweek. “It’s a student athlete’s dream. Stanford is a top-level university with a consistently competitive golf program. I love that Stanford holds its student athletes to very high standards, and earning a degree from Stanford will help prepare me for whatever I choose to do after college.”

Heck, 15, chose Stanford over Duke, Vanderbilt, Georgia and Alabama. She visited all of those schools, but ultimately decided on joining Nerd Nation.

“The on-campus practice facility is amazing; I could work on every shot imaginable and never get bored,” Heck said. “I have really connected with Coach (Anne) Walker, and I cannot wait to play for her and Coach Lauren (Dabashi). It is apparent how much the players respect them, and the team atmosphere is so positive and amazing. In addition, the campus is beautiful and the weather is wonderful.”

Heck, who attends St. Agnes Academy, is the seventh-ranked junior girls golfer in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, and she is the top-ranked player in her class. She made the semifinals of the AJGA Polo Golf Junior Classic last November. She also notched five other top 10s in AJGA invitationals in 2016, and won the Bubba Conlee National Junior last July.

Her sister Abigail will begin playing for Notre Dame this fall.

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