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National Signing Day 2021: Two local golfers put the pen to paper, commit to playing at the next level

Posted at 8:03 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 21:03:32-05

Wednesday began the regular signing period for Division I and II football, but all sports were represented in Wednesday's signing class in Central Texas, including golf.

National Signing Day is a day many high school athletes dream about but not many get to actually experience.

“I was 12 when I started playing competitive golf, and I’m just so grateful that I got this far and I am so honored to be playing golf in college,” said Midway High School golfer Eubin Shim.

There are around 79,000 high school female student athletes who play golf. Only about 5,000 female high school golfers will actually get to play in the NCAA. Out of the 5,000, only 2.8% of female high school golfers will play Division I.

“My number one goal as a kid was to be a Division I golfer. When I was playing softball at the time, I did not realize at the time I was going to be a golfer," said Copperas Cove High School golfer Elle Fox. "It’s definitely really exciting, and I am grateful for this opportunity.”

Today, two Central Texas golfers joined that 2%.

Copperas Cove’s Elle Fox is headed to Mississippi State, and Midway’s Eubin Shim is going north to Boston College.

“I’m really excited for this day, especially since it’s Mississippi State. It feels like home all the time. I’m excited to be with my teammates,” said Fox.

“I’m a bit nervous. It was a long road getting here, but I am excited to see what the future has in store for me,” said Shim.

For a full list of local athletes who took part in National Signing Day, click here!