Women's Golf Signs Andrea Unson to National Letter-of-Intent
Nov. 14, 2012
MALIBU, Calif. - The Pepperdine women's golf team has signed rising young Filipino star Andrea Unson to a national letter-of-intent, head coach Laurie Gibbs announced today.
"Andrea is an exceptional young lady and we are excited to have her join our team next fall," Gibbs said. "She brings tremendous international experience and has played golf all over the world representing the Phillippines National Team. We look forward to Andrea representing and playing for the Waves over the next four years."
In 2010, she was the winner at the prestigious Optimist International Junior Golf Championship in the Girls 14-15 division.
Unson has also posted many outstanding finishes in her native Phillippines, including a win at the 2011 Philippine Amateur Open, followed by a second-place result in 2012, and a 10th-place finish at the 2011 Philippine Ladies Open.
"I am looking forward to spending my college years at Pepperdine University because I believe the school will hone me into a good student with its educational curriculum and train me to become a better golfer with its athletics program," Unson said. "With the guidance and supervision of Coach Laurie Gibbs and Coach Leanne Craig as well as the support of my future teammates, I believe I will become the best student-athlete God meant me to be."
She's been the medalist at U.S. Amateur qualifiying events in both 2010 and 2011. She advanced to match play at the 2011 U.S. Women's Amateur. Unson has excelled at golf at an early age. She won the 2005 U.S. World Kids Golf Championship, and finished in a tie for second place at the 2003 Calloway Junior World Golf Championship in the U-8 division.
When Unson verbally committed to Pepperdine in December 2011, she was Golfweek's #18-rated junior.
The last player from the Philippines to compete for Pepperdine was Jayvie Agojo, who won the 2006 and 2009 West Coast Conference Championships.