Emmetsburg High School golf standout Allison Freeman will continue her golfing career at Iowa Lakes Community College this Fall. Freeman, the daughter of Kort and Sheri Freeman of Emmetsburg, recently signed her National Junior College Letter of Intent to play golf for the Iowa Lakes Community College Womens' Golf program and new Head Golf Coach Jarvis Weber.
"I am extremely excited to have Allison joining our program next season," noted Coach Weber, who also golfed for Iowa Lakes in his days as a student athlete. "She is an exemplary student athlete who not only excelled on the golf course but also in the classroom. She is exactly the type of person and player that Iowa Lakes and the golf program is looking to recruit. I couldn't be happier that she will be joining us as a Laker next season."
While playing for Coach Ted Riley's Emmetsburg Lady E-Hawk Golf Squad, Allison has been a two-time First Team All State and two-time Second Team All Tournament Team selection for her play in her sophomore and junior seasons. Playing with the Lady E-Hawks in the 2015 and 2016 Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Girls State Golf Tournaments, Freeman placed eight in Class 2A at the 2016 State Tournament and 12th in the 2015 State Tournament.
FREEMAN?SIGNS - Emmetsburg prep golf standout Allison Freeman has signed her National Junior College Letter of Intent to play golf for Coach Jarvis Weber, front left, at Iowa Lakes Community College next season. Watching Allison sign are Lady E-Hawk Golf Coach Ted Riley, back left, and her parents, Shari and Kort Freeman. -- Dan Voigt photo
Along with her state honors, Freeman has earned Lakes Conference All Conference honors and most recently, last Summer, was selected as a member of the Class 2A All Iowa Girls Golf Team by the Des Moines Register.
As a member of the Lady E-Hawks, Freeman earned meet medalist honors in 12 of the 12 tournaments played by the team during the 2016 golf season.She also was the 2016 Lakes Conference Tournament Champion and the Class 2A Regional Tournament Champion in 2016, as she maintained a 45.49 adjusted 9-hole scoring average on the links, and achieving and maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average in the classroom.
"Allison's success on the links is proof positive that hard work pays off,"?noted Emmetsburg Girls Golf Coach Ted Riley. "She has been a team leader for us through her career and we are very proud of her accomplishments and wish her well in the future."
With the official practice date to start the 2017 season at hand, the prospects for another outstanding season for the Lady E-Hawks and Freeman appear to be strong.
"Allison is a strong player with a great drive to improve every day. She is the type of player that teammates can look to for work ethic and leadership and can be a great cornerstone for the program moving forward." Coach Weber noted. " I am extremely excited to have her joining us here at Iowa Lakes to see where she can lead this team in the future."