CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- Chattanooga Mocs women’s golf coach Colette Murray adds two new signees to her previously announced three from the early period. While she’ll wait until August for the initial trio, the recent two join the squad in January.
Transfer Sarah Dolmovich (Chattanooga, Tenn.) and incoming freshman DeeDee Russell (Queensland, Australia) are immediately eligible to compete in the spring.
Sarah Dolmovich, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Sarah transfers in from Birmingham-Southern as a sophomore where she tied for medalist honors at the 2013 BSC Southern Shootout which was one of her four top 10’s and seven career top 15’s. A Dean’s List student, she was the women’s golf representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was a new student orientation leader.
Prepped at Signal Mountain High School where she helped lead the Eagles to three straight TSSAA Women’s Golf titles (2009-11). She lettered in volleyball, golf, track and softball and was a two-time Chattanooga Best of Preps honoree. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Scholar-Athlete of the Year, senior class vice-president and won the AP Art Award.
Dolmovich won the Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club title in 2012 and finished third in the Chattanooga Women’s City Amateur. She works as a pro shop assistant at Chattanooga Golf and Country Club.
Murray on Dolmovich:
“First of all I would like to welcome Sarah back to Chattanooga. I recruited Sarah a few years ago when she was in high school. We had a great visit, and I told her that whatever her decision was for college, that the door would always be open here at UTC for her. I am delighted that Sarah is now coming to join our team. I believe she will have a huge impact on our team and our program both on and off the course. She brings a number of elements to our team that I feel we currently lack and I am looking forward to seeing how good of a player she can become.”
DeeDee Russell, Queensland, Australia
DeeDee comes to the Scenic City with impressive credentials. She helped lead Queensland to the 2012 Australian Girls’ Interstate Teams Matches crown. It was part of a special 2012 earning Greg Norman Golf Foundation Player of the Year and was the Gold Coast District Golf Association Junior Champion.
Russell continued her fine play in 2013. She qualified for match play in the Australian Amateur ending in the round of 32. She played for her Queensland state team as well as the State of Origin team in the Greg Norman Golf Foundation and the Queensland South Coast District team. DeeDee qualified first at the Australian National Golf School and finished third in the Katherine Hull Classic and was fourth in the Queensland Girls Amateur.
Murray on Russell:
“DeeDee will be joining us this spring and will immediately have an impact on our squad. She has a wonderful junior resume, and I am eager to see how quickly she can develop as a player here at Chattanooga. DeeDee is excited to be joining us, and we are over the moon that she will be part of our team on our quest to another Southern Conference Championship and trip to nationals."
The Mocs return to the tee in February at the UGA Individual (Feb. 8). The first team event is February 17-18 at the Central District Invitational.
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