FAYETTEVILLE – Seniors Kelli Shean and Corinna Rees trade in their clubs for cap and gowns this weekend as they participate in graduation ceremonies at the University of Arkansas.
The duo will enjoy the moment Saturday and depart with the No. 11 Razorback women’s golf team for the NCAA Championship Sunday in Bryan, Texas.
"I’m very proud ofCorinna and Kelli for their dedication to getting their degree and the hard work they put in to have success in the classroom," Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. "They have both worked extremely hard for this day and nothing makes me more proud than to see my girls in their cap and gown."
Shean, a Cape Town, South Africa native, is a marketing major and earned her degree in four years at Arkansas. She is a three-time selection to the Southeastern Conference’s Academic Honor Roll and a multiple-time member of the Arkansas Athletic Department Honor Roll.
Rees is a Pebble Beach, Calif., native double majoring in political science and criminal justice at Arkansas. She is a two-time selection to the National Golf Coaches Association All-Scholar team, a three-time All-SEC Honor Roll selection and multiple-time member of the department honor roll.
"Corinnais graduating with honors, a double major, and a minor," Estes-Taylor said. "She has taken full advantage of her time in the classroom and will leave here fully prepared to take on whatever comes her way.
"Kelli is graduating with a major and a minor in the College of Business," Estes-Taylor added."She has worked very hard and to leave ourUniversity with a business degree is very prestigious and much deserved. I will miss both of these young ladies not only for their golf, but for their continued dedication to excelling at all facets of their life here in Fayetteville. I know theywill depart with all of the tools to be successfulfor the next chapterof their lives."
Both players are planning to pursue a professional golf career after their collegiate careers conclude.