Created on Thursday, 18 April 2013 Written by AARON LaBATT
A strong academic focus played a big part in Benjamin Logan’s Domonique Johnson signing Wednesday to play golf at Alderson-Broaddus College in West Virginia.
The Battlers compete in Division II and will begin their first season with a girls golf program next fall.
“Playing golf at the college level has always been a dream of mine,” said Johnson. “I’ve always aspired to go to college and play golf. It’s something I’ve been looking forward to. When I found that I had the opportunity to do that, I couldn’t pass it up.”
Johnson has been the Raiders’ top golfer for the past couple of years. She was a first-team Central Buckeye Conference selection all four years of high school.
While education was her primary focus, helping pave the path for a new program was also appealing to Johnson.
“It has definitely been exciting for me,” said Johnson. “The fact they are starting a new golf program definitely had an effect on where I would go. The coaches are great and have a great plan for us. I’m honored to be a part of that. I want to help pave the path for this first year and all the years that follow.”
With the opportunity to be a contributor as a freshman, Johnson looks forward to taking a leadership role immediately.
“My goal is to be a leader,” said Johnson. “Since this is the first year for the golf program there will be a bunch of freshmen. I definitely want to be a leader and set an example. I want to score low, help my teammates and have a great experience.”
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Johnson looked at other colleges in West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio, but Alderson-Broaddus had the right combination. The biggest factor in her final decision was her major, pre-veterinary studies.
“Academics were a big part of my decision,” said Johnson. “I felt with the program they have it would set me ahead of everyone else. When I was there everyone was nice and I felt super comfortable. I saw myself fitting in there.”