Hernandez and Adcock Sign National Letters of Intent to Play Golf at the UW

May 3, 2002

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Whitney Hernandez of Powell, Wyo., and Bailey Adcock of Sugar Land, Texas, have each signed national letters of intent to play golf at the University of Wyoming. UW women's golf coach Jill Rettinger announced their signings on Friday.

Whitney Hernandez attended Powell High School in Powell, Wyo. She captured the Wyoming 3A State individual championship in the fall of 2001, and led her Powell High team to the 3A State team title. Hernandez posted an eight-stroke victory in the individual competition at the state tournament, and carries a seven handicap. She is ranked No. 1 academically in her graduating class with a 4.0 grade-point-average. She is the daughter of Kathee and Raymond Hernandez, and plans on becoming a physician one day. Hernandez was coached in high school by Scott McKenzie and Troy Hildebrand.

"Whitney (Hernandez) will bring great balance to our team," said Wyoming women's golf coach Rettinger. "She is a very strong player with a tremendous amount of potential."

Bailey Adcock attended Ft. Bend Austin High School in Sugar Land, Texas. Adcock won the Houston High School District Tournament as a senior, and was named First Team All-Houston Golf Association. She carries a three handicap, and is in the Top 25 percent of her graduating class. Adcock is the daughter of Kim and Ken Adcock, and plans on majoring in exercise and sport science. She was coached in high school by Chad Handley.

"Bailey (Adcock) will be a wonderful addition to our program," said Rettinger. "To get someone of Bailey's talent shows where our program is going in the future.

"Both Bailey and Whitney should come to Laramie and make a tremendous impact on Cowgirl golf. We are losing some key players to graduation this year, but Bailey and Whitney have what it takes to fill those spots on our roster. I am very happy to be getting these two young women, and I look forward to seeing them compete for us beginning next fall."