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Blauert signs to play golf at Huntington


Donna Wiedeburg / For the Sun-Telegraph

Rachel Blauert, seated, signs her NAIA Letter of Intent to play for Huntington University in Indiana. Blauert is joined, from left, by her parents Arnold and Lydia Blauert and Sidney coach Jenn Dinges.

For Rachel Blauert, a senior at Sidney High School – and a golfing phenom for the Lady Red Raiders – the dream of playing the links at the collegiate level has come true.

To that end, Blauert signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday to play for Huntington University in Huntington, Ind., a school that launched its womens' golf program in 2014.

Sun-Telegraph File Photo

Blauert prepares to tee off at Hillside Golf Course in Sidney during her junior season with the Lady Red Raiders.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in the Crossroads League of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Foresters, while affiliated with the NAIA, are also a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association.

Blauert finished the 2015 season as the fifth place golfer in the girls' state golf tournament with a total score of 171. She is also a two-time medalist in Sidney's conference and was named to the first team all-state squad.

"My parents and I have put a lot of time into making this happen via hard work and practice, and I found the perfect school too," Blauert said.

"(Rachel) is very dedicated to the game of golf and improving her game as well," Sidney athletic director Mike Brockhouse added. "She is also a very good person and a fine student."


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