Dec. 3, 2012
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa head women’s golf coach Megan Menzel announced that Celeste Lo (Sabah, Malaysia) has signed her National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Iowa in the fall of 2013. Lo is the third member of Iowa’s 2013 recruiting class, joining Allison Lindley (Kokomo, Ind.) and Jessie Sindlinger (Charles City, Iowa).
“We are very excited that Celeste chose the University of Iowa,” Menzel said. “Celeste has a lot of competitive experience and has had tremendous success throughout her junior career. She has been a proven leader at her school in Australia, not only performing at the top of her class on the golf course, but also academically. I believe Celeste will come into our program and make an immediate and positive impact.
“This class brings great depth to our team for the coming years,” Menzel said. “Celeste, Allison and Jessie come in with great experience and a ton of potential. This class will help our team continue to climb in the national rankings. The work ethic and leadership qualities that the three of these players possess will make them solid additions to our team”
Celeste Lo Sabah, Malaysia – Hills International School (Australia)
High School… Attended Hills International School in Queensland, Australia… named all-state, team MVP, and team captain as a senior… played in 2008 and 2012 Callaway Junior Worlds… youngest player to ever qualify for the Malaysian Amateur Open and take part in the SHGCC women’s monthly tournaments… selected to Malaysian National Team in 2011… won 2009 Sandakan Amateur Open… finished runner-up in the Gatton Jubilee Pro Am, Hills Pro Am, Queensland Intercollegiate, and the Rod Ampling Junior Classic in 2011… took third place in the 2011 Brisbane Junior Open… placed fifth at the 2009 Nick Faldo Asia Series Malaysia Championship… placed 11th at the 2010 Greg Norman Junior Masters, played in Australia… 2010 and 2011 club champion of the Sutera Harbour Golf and Country Club… also participated in track, setting the school record in the long jump… also competed in basketball, badminton, and soccer… ranked in the top 10 of her graduating class… actively involved in community service.
Personal… Daughter of Orson Lo… has three siblings… sister, Cheryl, played golf collegiately at New Mexico State… speaks English, Malay, and three Chinese dialects.