Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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20190502 PioneerSigningA four-year letter winner in girls golf at Sharyland High School has signed to compete at Texas A&M - Kingsville.

Carolina Cantu signed a letter of intent Thursday, May 2 to attend the Division II University that competes in the Lone Star Conference.

“These four years have been amazing and I love how you all have helped me grow,” Cantu told the crowd who attended her signing event. The crowd included her team, classmates and coaches from Sharyland High School and TAMUK’s golf team.

“TAMUK has a good bio medical program and since I am studying to be a dermatologist I thought it’d be a good start,” Cantu explained. “My private coach graduated from there and had nothing but good things to say about it. Staying home, I wouldn’t have felt like I had the college experience so with this, I’ll force myself out of my comfort zone.”

Cruz is a 4-year letter winner in Golf, a 4-time Regional Qualifier and a 4-time State Qualifier. She was a member of the 2018 Girls Team that finished as State Runner-Up at the UIL 5A State Golf Tournament. She will be competing in her fourth state tournament next week. Cruz has also excelled in the classroom during her time at Sharyland High School and is currently in the top 15 percent of her class.

“She’s a hard worker, has a strong game and will be dedicated to her team at TAMUK and knows how hard to work” her coach Ashley Garza said.