May 20, 2009
USI women's golf signs a pair for 2009-10
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Southern Indiana women's golf team announced the signing of Amanda Buchanan (Evansville, Indiana) and Jessica Collins (Seymour, Indiana) for the 2009-10 seasons. Buchanan and Collins are the first to sign with USI women's golf and Head Coach Don Bisesi this spring.
Buchanan, who will be a junior next year, transfers to USI from Rend Lake College where she lettered in golf the last two years. She was a member of the 2008 All-Region team and finished 42nd nationally at the NJCAA Tournament.
Prior to beginning her collegiate career, Buchanan lettered in golf and softball at Evansville North High School (Evansville, Indiana). She was a four-time All-Conference and All-City performer and qualified for the state tournament in 2004.
Collins starts her collegiate career next year after spending last year at Methodist University as a student. She graduated from Seymour High School (Seymour, Indiana) where she lettered in golf and helped lead the Owls to the sectional championship in 2004 and 2005. Collins also was named All-Conference in 2005, 2006, and 2007 and was SHS' Most Valuable Player all four seasons.
In addition to her high school credentials, Collins won the Plantation Junior Golf championship and the Sportsmanship Award winner in 2007.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information