OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University signed Melissa Eldredge and Savannah Moody to join its women’s golf team for the 2016-17 season.
Eldredge, of Eufaula, Okla., is the fifth-ranked high school player in Oklahoma for the class of 2016, while Moody was the ninth-ranked NJCAA player in the class of 2016 out of McLennan (Texas).
"Both of our signees are exceptional student-athletes," said OCU head coach Marty McCauley. "They are both natural leaders and fit in wonderfully with our current team. I could not be more excited about adding these two players to our strong foundation. I have no doubt that their best golf is in the future at OCU."
Eldredge holds the No. 262nd ranking in the country for the class of 2016. As a junior with Eufaula High School, she averaged 75.00 strokes per round. Eldredge said of OCU, "It was the perfect fit academically and an excellent team environment."
"Melissa is a very talented young lady," said McCauley. "She has been able to have success in local and high school events. I believe that Melissa will have a great college career and thrive in our environment at OCU."
As a freshman at McLennan, Moody placed 20th while leading her team to a fourth-place showing at the NJCAA Championships. She earned first-team all-region honors while helping McLennan win the NJCAA Region V title.
Moody, of Aledo, Texas, averaged 79.00 shots per 18 holes through the 2015 fall season. She posted a 23rd-place finish with a 79-75-154 in the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic on Oct. 24-25 at Lincoln Park Golf Course.
"Savannah is one of the top junior-college players in the country," said McCauley. "I have watched her play over the past two seasons as we have competed against McLennan at several events. Her game has improved and will continue to do so over the next two seasons."
The Stars concluded the fall season finishing second-place in the Louisiana-Monroe Fred Marx Invitational on Oct. 19-20 and winning the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic on Oct. 24-25. OCU, ranked sixth in the NAIA, start the spring season in the Claud Jacobs Invitational on Feb. 14-15 at The Club at Colony Creek in Victoria, Texas.
Oklahoma City has won national championships in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013 and 2014.