IJGA Student-Athlete Haruka Shintani Signs NCAA National Letters of Intent

During the NCAA early signing period, IJGA student-athlete Haruka Shintani Setagaya signed an NCAA National Letter of Intent.

Haruka Shintani Setagaya, Japan signed with NCAA Division I University of Hawaii women’s golf program, which was her dream school. Shintani came to IJGA in 2015 and shined competitively on the International Junior Golf Tour with 14 Top 10s and 9 Top 5s. It can be challenging for an international student to make the move to a boarding school in the United States, but at IJGA, English as a second language is a key aspect of the curriculum which helps bridge the communication gap some international players face. The hard work that Shintani put in paid off to get her into her dream school.

Luis Martinez Caracus, Venezuela also made his commitment to continue his education and play on the golf team at Nova Southeastern in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Martinez has been a very solid performer since his arrival at the academy with 8 Top 10s, 6 Top 5s and one victory on the International Junior Golf Tour. With his impressive play over the past two years it comes as no surprise that Luis will go play in college. Luis will be a strong addition to the Sharks golf team and we look forward to following along during his college career.

IJGA congratulates Haruka and Luis for their great accomplishments!

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