April 13, 1998
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Two top high school seniors have signed National Letters of Intent to play women's golf at Michigan State next fall, head coach Stacy Slobodnik announced today.
Emily Bastel (Upper Sandusky, Ohio) and Shellie Morton (Detroit, Mich.) are two all-state high school golfers who will join the MSU program in the fall.
Bastel, a senior at Upper Sandusky High School, is a four-time all-state selection. She has been named Lake Erie Junior Player of the Year each of the last three years and reached the second round of the USGA Girls' Championship last summer. Bastel finished sixth in the state tournament last year as a junior.
"Emily is a player with a great deal of experience," Slobodnik said. "She should step in and make an impact because of her experience both on the national and local levels."
Morton, a senior at Cranbrook Kingswood, was named all-state each of the last two years and is also a two-time selection to the State Super Team. As a junior last spring, Morton won two tournaments, finished fourth in the state tournament and set a school record with an 82.2 average.
"We are looking forward to having Shellie Morton join the team," Slobodnik said. "She hits the ball a ton and with experience she should improve to be a key player."