Women’s Golf | 11/12/2020 12:00:00 PM
The Minnesota women’s golf team announced the addition of three student-athletes in Boram Jung, Alexis McMurray and Marta Pérez for the 2021-2022 season.
Boram Jung – Chonburi, Thailand – The American School of Bangkok
Jung is a native of Chonburi, Thailand and attends the American School of Bangkok. Academically, Jung has earned the honor roll award for a GPA of 3.5 or higher. She started playing golf when she was nine years old and turned competitive when she was 10. Jung won a gold medal for a match-play competition at the 2017 ‘Harmony Group’ APAC-US Junior Golf event. Continuing on her successful streak, Jung tied for seventh at the 2018 SINGHA Thailand Junior World Golf Championship and placed fourth at the 2018 Shrewsbury Invitational. In 2019 at the 12th Annual FCG International, she tied for 22nd in the competition field. Jung tied for 17th at the 8th Thailand Ametuer Open and had an impressive outing at the 2019 SINGHA Thailand Junior World Golf Championship, finishing tied for eleventh. A highlight of her career, Jung represented Team Chonburi at the Thailand National Youth games and won a gold medal for the team competition.
“I chose the University of Minnesota because when I was researching the university, I found that it has great academics and golf facilities. I really love Minneapolis and the university setting, which makes me feel like the University of Minnesota is the best fit for me. I am most excited to gain experience studying abroad and playing collegiate golf in the United States. I believe that I will learn and experience a lot of new things there. Also, I am really excited to play competitive golf for the university and travel with the team.”
Alexis McMurray – Oakville, Ontario – Iroquois Ridge High School
McMurray is a native of Oakville, Ontario, Canada and attends Iroquois Ridge High School. She has earned a spot on the academic honor roll each of her four years of high school. McMurray had top-10 finishes at the 2018 and 2019 Ontario Junior Girls’ Championship. She also placed in the top-20 at the 2018 and 2019 Canadian Junior Girls’ Championship. In 2019, McMurray had a strong performance with top-five stroke play at the Western Junior Championship. At the 2019 North & South Junior Girls’ Championship, McMurray closed in the top-10. McMurray has been a proud member of Team Ontario since 2018 and will continue this 2020-21 season. The Team Ontario program is a tremendous accomplishment for select athletes in Ontario as they continue their journey towards excellence in golf and life.
“I loved the coaching staff at Minnesota and the team atmosphere that is hardworking and very welcoming,” McMurray said. “On my visit, I enjoyed the environment on campus, the northern weather and the Gopher spirit. I am excited for so many things as a Gopher! I am excited to compete alongside a great group of girls while furthering my education at a great university. I’ve always aspired to go to a university and play NCAA golf. I can’t wait to be a Gopher!”
Marta Pérez – Madrid, Spain – IES Ortega y Gasset
Marta Pérez is a native of Madrid, Spain and attends IES Ortega y Gasset school. Pérez is currently in her third and final year in a high performance program that combines her school studies with golf. In this program, she spends the majority of the week training with her teammates that have become a second family. As part of her successful career, Pérez competed as a member of Team Madrid at the Spanish Championships where she placed first. She also has secured titles at both the Madrid U16 and U18 Championships. At the WAGR Capa Siero and WAGR Ladies Golf Tech Tour, Pérez also took top honors.
“Coach Michele Redman was essential in my decision to attend the University of Minnesota because I found her to be a great and kind person,” Pérez said. “Michele gave me a lot of confidence from the very beginning. It also helped that Carmen Laguna, who has been my teammate in previous seasons, told me so many wonderful things about Minnesota. I am very excited to meet my teammates at Minnesota because Michele has told me that they are fantastic. I also am excited to get to know sports that are not popular in Spain like ice hockey, baseball or American football.”