Nov. 13, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State women's golf head coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll announced Wednesday that Sarah Burnham (Maple Grove, Minn./Wayzata High School) and Jacqueline Setas (East Lansing, Mich./Lansing Catholic Central High School) have signed National Letters of Intent with MSU and will join the Spartan women's golf roster for the 2014-15 season.
Below is a look at the two student-athletes:
Sarah Burnham Maple Grove, Minn. Wayzata High School
Two-time Minnesota Junior Player of the Year (2012, 2013) . . . at age 16, was named the Minnesota Golf Association Women's Player of the Year, becoming the first junior to do so since 1997 . . . won the 2013 Minnesota Class AAA state title with a score of 6-under-par 140 (71-69) as a junior, which broke a big school record at the state tournament . . . claimed medalist honors at the 2013 Minnesota PGA Women's Open Championship (Aug. 7-8) with a two-day total of 5-under par 137; her second round of 67 set a course record The Wilds Golf Club . . . took home first-place honors at the 2013 Twin Cities' Junior Championship . . . placed second at both the 2013 Minnesota State Junior Girls' and Minnesota PGA Junior Championships . . . tied for third at the 2013 Minnesota Women's Amateur . . . tied for 16th while representing Minnesota at the 2013 USGA State Team Championship Sept. 17-19 in Kettering, Ohio; helped Minnesota tie for eighth place in the tournament . . . tied for sixth in the 2013 Minnesota Women's Four-Ball (with partner Lexi Bollant) . . . advanced to the semifinal round at the 2013 Minnesota Women's Public Golf Association Match Play Championship . . . qualified for the 2013 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship, advancing to match play . . . took fifth at the 2013 AJGA Coca-Cola Championship at Boyne Highlands . . . named the 2012-13 Future Collegians World Tour Player of the Year .
. . won FCWT (Future Collegians World Tour) events in 2012-13 at TPC Las Vegas (Dec. 27-28), Wigwam Golf Resort (Jan. 26-27) and Whistling Straits Irish Course (May 4-5) . . . claimed medalist honors at the 2013 AJGA Preseason Junior at Vinoy Tournament (Feb. 16-18) in St. Petersburg, Fla. . . . took first place at the Future Champions Golf Texas Championship (March 9-10) in Allen, Texas . . . was named both the regular and junior player of the year in 2012 by the Minnesota Golf Association . . . won the 2012 Minnesota Women's Amateur in a three-hole playoff after shooting a 54-hole total of 220 (73-75-72) . . . also won the 2012 MWPGA State Public Links and the Twin Cities Women's Championship . . . was a semifinalist at the 2012 Minnesota Women's Golf Association State Match Play . . . took fourth place at the 2012 Minnesota Women's State Open . . . finished in fifth place at the Minnesota Women's Four-Ball . . . qualified for match play at the 2012 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links . . . finished runner-up at the 2012 Minnesota State Junior Girls' Championship . . . will play her senior season this upcoming spring for Wayzata High School.
Slobodnik-Stoll on Burnham: "Sarah is a wonderful athlete who has an incredible golf resume both on a local and national level. Her credentials are impressive and we knew Sarah was meant to be a Spartan the moment she stepped on campus. We are thrilled to have Sarah and her family as part of our Spartan Family and know she will add to our talented roster and help our team continue our quest for maintaining one of the top programs in the country."
Jacqueline Setas East Lansing, Mich. Lansing Catholic Central High School
Two-time Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association Super Team selection (2012, 2013) . . . two-time Lansing State Journal Golfer of the Year (2012, 2013) . . . four-time Lansing State Journal Dream Team honoree . . . earned first-team Division 4 all-state honors in 2010 and 2011 . . . ranked the No. 1 player in the state of Michigan by Junior Golf Scoreboard . . . ranked the No. 37 player nationally in the Class of 2014 by Polo Rankings . . . helped lead Lansing Catholic Central to three team state titles during her career . . . won the 2013 Michigan Division 4 Lower Peninsula state championship Oct. 18-19 at Bedford Valley in Battle Creek, Mich., by nine shots with a two-round total of 150 (77-73) . . . helped lead Lansing Catholic Central to a fourth-place finish in the team standings . . . owns school records for lowest nine-hole score (30) and 18-hole score (68) . . . participated in the USGA 2013 State Team Championship Sept. 17-19 in Kettering, Ohio, representing the state of Michigan; helped Team Michigan tie for 15th place at the event . . . advanced to the quarterfinals in match play at the 2013 Michigan Women's Amateur at Walnut Hills Country Club . . . claimed first place at the 2013 AJGA Coca-Cola Championship at Boyne Highlands . . . also posted a top-five finish at the AJGA Stonehedge tournament . . . took runner-up honors at the 2012 Michigan Division 4 Lower Peninsula state championship (78-75--153) at Forest Akers West on the MSU campus and helped lead LCC to its third-straight state title . . . took medalist honors at the 2012 Women's Western Junior Championship . . . placed second in stroke play at the 2012 Michigan Women's Amateur and reached the semifinals in match play . . . tied for third place at the state finals her sophomore year at Forest Akers East as LCC won its second consecutive state crown . . . as a freshman, helped LCC win the state championship by tying for fourth place . . . member of the National Honor Society.
Slobodnik-Stoll on Setas: "We are very proud to have Jacqueline as part of our team. She has grown up as a Spartan and will now continue her golf career wearing the Green and White. Jacqueline is a talented athlete who has excelled at a high level in competitive golf, winning at both the local and national level. She will only continue to grow and help our team continue our tradition of excellence both on the course and in the classroom."