K-State Women’s Golf Signs Two in 2020 Class

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Napua Glossner, the 2018 San Diego Junior Golf Association Player of the Year, and Gabriela McNelly, a two-time district champion, have signed National Letters of Intent with K-State women’s golf, head coach Kristi Knight announced Friday.

Glossner, a senior at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, and McNelly, a senior at Medina Valley High School just outside of San Antonio, make up a two-person, 2020 signing class for the Wildcats, who recently completed the fall portion of their 2019-20 schedule.  

“Both ladies love to practice and are great competitors,” Knight said. “Additionally, they will be great teammates in that they both bring a positive energy and really have great character. Both will have a positive impact.”

Glossner is a three-time All-CIF and four-time First Team All-Conference selection. Glossner has won seven individual championships during her SDJGA career, including three victories in 2018 at the 18 Greens Junior Championship, Craig Stadler Junior Championship, and Bill Casper Memorial Championship.

“Napua brings a big smile and enthusiasm to everything,” Knight said. “She is super talented. Her game is solid all-around, and powerful. She drives the ball long. She loves to practice and compete and it will be fun to watch her develop. We are excited to have her be a Wildcat.”

McNelly comes to K-State from Mico, Texas where she has lettered in golf, track, and cross country. She was the 2018 and 2019 Texas UIL 5A District Champion and was selected to the 2018-2019 San Antonio Express News All Area Golf Team. She is also a member of the PGA Southern Texas Junior Golf Tour, where she won the 2019 San Antonio Open and most recently at the Brackenridge Golf Club giving her the 12th first place finish of her Junior Tour career.

“We are excited about the addition of Gabriela to the K-State Golf family,” Knight said. “Gab is dedicated to her academics and golf. Her game is solid in every aspect. You can tell she loves finding ways to get better. We love her demeanor on the course. She is a tough competitor and has fun out there. We look forward to watching her excel as a Wildcat.”

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Source: Kansas State Sports