Lady Raiders Complete First Class

April 16, 2001 · MT Media Relations
Middle Tennessee head women's golf coach Kim St. John announced today that Amanda Harter and Nicole Biles have signed national letters of intent with the Lady Raiders. Harter, the 2000 TSSAA State Champ, played at Soddy-Daisy High School, while Biles is a junior college transfer from Tyler (TX) JC.

"Both players mix really well with the four we signed in the early period," St. John added. "Nicole will bring us experience and maturity, while Amanda rates as a strong player who is very focused on the golf course."

Harter, from Hixson, TN, has enjoyed a storied career that includes all-American honors in 2000 and being named the Chattanooga Free Press Player of the Year this past November. Harter also placed second at the Tennessee Junior Amateur and won the district title three straight years. A standout in the classroom as well, Harter was rated the No. 3 player in Tennessee and the 128th best in the nation.

Biles is from League City, TX where she attended Clear Creek High School before enrolling at Tyler JC. At Tyler, Biles finished among the top twenty in the National Junior College Tournament.

Biles, the granddaughter of former Houston Oiler head coach Ed Biles, placed second in the high school region tournament for Clear Creek while also earning All-Houston Texas Region honors.

Harter and Biles join early signees Kandace Burnett (Monahan, TX), Kristin Lynch (Tullahoma, TN), Becky Newell (Louisville, KY) and Kemmerlee Pennington (Crossville, TN) to form St. John's first Lady Raider team. The women's program, which will compete in the Sun Belt Conference, will begin competition next fall.

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