SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo University Head Women’s Golf Coach Erika Danford announced today the signing of Suzanne Ervin to a National Letter of Intent to begin play for the Lions in the fall of 2009.

Ervin is currently attending Seminole Community College in Sanford, Florida where she has recently finished the fall portion of her sophomore campaign.  The Schertz, Texas native is no stranger to success both on the golf course and in the classroom as she has racked up numerous honors while competing with the Raiders squad.

In the Spring of 2008, Ervin was named the team’s Most Valuable Player as a freshman and also received the Mack Blythe award for Outstand Female Freshman Athlete.  She was named to the All Tournament Team by placing in the top five at both the Barry Intercollegiate Tournament as well as the University of Mobile Intercollegiate event.  

The 5’3” powerhouse managed six top 10 finishes in ten total events with the Raiders adding eight total top 20s on the year.  Ervin capped off an impressive freshman season with a Top 10 finish at the National Junior College Athletic Association’s National Championship by finished 10th with scores of 82-78-78.

On the academic front, Ervin is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honors society and was tabbed to the Seminole Community College All Academic team.  She is also a Mid-Florida Conference Scholar Athlete boasting a perfect 4.0 GPA through her freshman year.

“I am thrilled to have Suzanne join our squad of talented players.  She has proven herself on the golf course and in the classroom – she embodies exactly what you look for in a recruit,” said Danford.  “She will make an immediate impact, not only on our program, but in the Sunshine State Conference as well.”

The 2008-2009 edition of the Lions women’s golf team recently completed their fall portion of the season in high style as they fired a season low 320 in the first round of the Flagler Fall Slam.  A mere two strokes off of a program record of 318, the Lions have plenty of momentum heading into their spring season which begins on February 22 at the 2009 Ann Rhoads Southern Shootout hosted by Birmingham-Southern College.