by Emily Armentrout
Wabash High School senior Jordan Rauh, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Rauh, was recently named to the Indiana High School Golf Coaches Association 2013 Academic All-State Honorable Mention list.
To be named to the IHSGCA’s Academic All-State first team and honorable mention, players need to be nominated by their coaches, be on a varsity athletic team, have at least a 3.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale and score at least a 1650 on a 2400 SAT test.
Rauh has been on the Wabash golf team since her sophomore year and has received a varsity letter for all four years of high school.
“My family encouraged me to try it in middle school, then after my sophomore year, I realized that with hard work, I could have a real future with the sport. Golf is a lifelong sport that I can find anywhere my future takes me and that is appealing,” Rauh told The Paper.
There are two moments in her golf career that Rauh is exceptionally proud of. The first being when she individually won the county invitational, 10 strokes ahead of the entire field. The second moment was being a part of the first team in Wabash High School history to advance out of sectionals during last season.
When asked about her plans for college, Rauh has left her options open. “I plan to pursue a degree either in pharmacy or optometry. My goal is to be the next Dr. Rauh.” She is currently in contact with three colleges about the possibility of playing on their golf teams, but she is waiting to receive all her admission letters before making a final decision.