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History in the Making: Meet the Women of Randolph-Macon Golf

History in the Making: Meet the Women of Randolph-Macon Golf

Ashland, VA - After a year of anticipation, the inaugural recruiting class for the Randolph-Macon College Women's Golf program arrived on campus in August. The college welcomes four freshmen and one sophomore to the first women's golf program in college history.

The Yellow Jacket freshmen, Olivia Bowling, Rebecca Ream, Tracy Moriconi & Samantha Cameron look to spearhead the golf program to a victorious season.

Bowling attended St. Mary's Ryken High School where she earned three varsity letters in golf and earned All-Conference Honors, All-County Honors and WCAC First Team. She also won the Middle Atlantic 2011 Junior Girls Championship, 2011 Stonehenge Country Club Championship and was a winner on the Plantations Junior Tour.

Ream hails from York, Pennsylvania and was named the York-Adams Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 3 Female Golfer of the Year as a junior and senior.  Ream, who attended York Country Day but participated as a Spartan High School through a co-op between the schools, finished third at the YAIAA individual tournament this season. Ream also qualified for the District 3 championships this year and was a participant in the York County Junior Golf Association.

Morconi arrived in Ashland from nearby St. Catherine's High School in Richmond where she was two-year golf letter winner under the tutelage of Coach Janet Phillips.  A team captain as a senior, Moriconi helped lead St. Catherine's to a second-place finish in an Independent Schools Golf Invitational.  Moriconi also plays in the Plantation Junior Golf Tour and the Peggy Kirk Bell Golf Tour. Earlier this year, she placed first in the PJCT Putting Arc Edgemont Classic, shooting 99-94-88.

Cameron, a Midlothian, VA native, was a four-year member of the varsity golf team at Clover Hill High School where she competed in district and regional competition. She also participated on the men's golf team and during her career she earned multiple player of the week honors. In May, Cameron was awarded the Spencer-Wilkinson award based on her active interest in golf, academic achievement and character.

Oldest member of the golf program, sophomore Mikhaila Calice, looks to guide the women as they adjust to college life and embark on their first seasons as Yellow Jackets. Calice, a team captain of Huron High School's golf program, earned two varsity letters in golf and one in track. Because of her outstanding character on and off the golf course, she was awarded the conference sportsmanship award her senior season.

These five women will compete for R-MC in three events in the fall and four in the spring, including the Randolph-Macon College Invitational in March and the ODAC Championships in April.