Hawkeyes Ink Three Prep Standouts

Nov. 16, 2006

Iowa Head Women’s Golf Coach Kelly Crawford announced today the signing of Brianna Coopman, Lauren Forbes and Amanda Stahl to National Letters of Intent to attend the University of Iowa next fall.

“I am really excited about these three student-athletes joining our program next year,” said Crawford. “I have lofty goals of where I would like to take this program, and I am confident that Briana, Lauren and Amanda will help us take our first steps in that direction. I expect all three players to come in right away and make an impact both athletically and academically.”


Brianna Coopman



Coopman, who hails from Georgetown, TX, was Georgetown High School’s MVP her sophomore and junior seasons. A three-time captain, she was the 2005 South Texas PGA Point Leader and Area Champion after collecting five first-place finishes. Coopman is a two-time all-district team honoree and won the 2005 High School 5A District Individual championship. As a junior, she recorded six top-five finishes, including two tournament titles. Coopman’s high school team has won two straight district championships. Her father was raised in Bettendorf and she currently has a cousin who is attending the University of Iowa.


Lauren Forbes



Forbes is a native of Tulsa, OK, who is a member of the three-time, 6A Oklahoma State Championship teams for 2004-06 from Jenks High School. An all-conference selection her junior year, Forbes placed fourth at the regional and state tournaments and second at the conference tournament. Her high school captured conference, regional and state tournament titles in 2006. This past summer, Forbes won outright or shared five tournament titles. Forbes recorded two top-five finishes, including sharing the Battle Creek Bash title, in the Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour this fall.


Amanda Stahl



Stahl is a Marion, IA, native who was named the 2006 Iowa PGA Junior Golfer of the Year after winning eight high school tournaments her junior year. Stahl was the 2006 individual state runner-up. She earned first team all-state recognition in 2006 and was named the 2004 and 2006 Mississippi Valley Conference Player of the Year. Stahl is a three-time first team all-conference selection and was named her team’s MVP three-straight years. She also garnered first team all-Metro accolades her sophomore and junior campaigns. This past summer, she placed second at the Westfield Qualifier and third at the IPGA Mid-Summer Classic.

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