EAST LANSING - Michigan State women's golf head coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll announced Wednesday (April 12) that Yurika Tanida has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Spartans for the 2017-18 season. Tanida is a native of Kanagawa, Japan, and is currently attending high school in Florida.
"We are thrilled to be adding Yurika to the Spartan Family this fall," Slobodnik-Stoll said. "She is a wonderful competitor and a very kind young woman. Yurika was a perfect fit for us; she has big dreams athletically and academically and we look forward to helping her reach all of them."
Yurika Tanida | Kanagawa, Japan | Morningside Academy (Fla.)
Ranked No. 118 by the AJGA and No. 26 in the Class of 2017 ... Captured the 2016 season-ending Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) Championship at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., with a 75-74-76 ... Finished as the runner-up in four tournaments over the past year: AJGA Toyota Music City Junior in Nashville, Tenn.; FSGA Florida State Girls Amateur; PGA Junior Series and the South Florida Junior PGA Championship ... Placed in the top 20 at 2016 Women's Dixie Amateur ... Member of Club Med Academies in Port Saint Lucie, Fla., and will graduate from Morningside Academy in Port Saint Lucie this spring ... Attended Saint Joseph's Senior High School in Japan ... Daughter of Jiro and Ikuko Tanida ... Hometown is Kanagawa, Japan.