Adams Inks Three to 2017 Signing Class


Head Women’s Golf Coach Chris Adams announced on Thursday the signing of three prep golfers to national letters of intent during the NCAA early signing period.

Sophie Burks, Caroline Caudill and Savannah Quick each signed in the first two days of the early signing period and will join the Blue Raiders for the 2017-18 season.

“I am thrilled to have these three young ladies join our women’s golf team for the 2017 signing class,” Adams said. “We have been very fortunate to have a lot of success over the past couple of years winning back-to-back Conference USA Championships and I believe that these players will help us continue in that success, both athletically and academically.”

Burks is a three-sport athlete at Trinity Presbyterian School in Montgomery, playing basketball and softball in addition to golf. She has racked up 11 tournament wins and 21 more Top 5 finishes and was the 2016 State Runner-Up in Alabama.

With her final prep year still in progress, Burks has already been named Metro Golfer of the Year and Alabama Super All-State in golf as well as a North-South All-Star game participant in basketball.

“Sophie has a very athletic background, a lot of tournament experience and is a very pleasant young lady to be around,” Adams stated. “She had a lot of schools that would have loved to have signed her and we are thrilled to have her choose MTSU.

“I believe she will come in with a great work ethic, great personality and be willing to do whatever it takes to take her game to the next level.”

Caudill joins the Blue Raiders from Rossview High School where she was a two-year teammate of current Raider Hanley Long. She is a four-time Top 10 finisher in the State Championship and helped Rossview to a State Championship in 2014.

The Clarksville native also participated twice in the USGA Girls Junior Championship.

“I am very excited to get Caroline, as I believe that she is a great fit for our current team as well as a big part of the future of our program,” Adams said. “She has a wealth of tournament experience along with a tremendous work ethic that will be huge when she makes the transition to college golf.

“I have watched her play in a lot of golf tournaments and her demeanor is also a great asset for the sport of golf.”

Quick is currently a member of the Coffee County Central High School golf team, where she is the only golfer in the school’s history to compete in the state tournament all four years of her career.

The Manchester native was also selected to the Tennessean’s All-Midstate Second Team in 2015 and placed 11th in the TSSAA AAA State Tournament in 2016. She also competed in the 2016 Women’s State Amateur, making it all the way to the Round of 16.

“Savannah comes from just down the road in Manchester and we are excited she decided to stay close to home to further her college golf career,” Adams stated. “She has really excelled on the links in the past year with several under par tournament rounds and I know she has a lot of great golf ahead of her.
“She comes from a golfing family and her commitment to competing at the highest level will make her a huge asset for us moving forward as a team.”