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Kang to enroll at Pepperdine in January

November 16, 2009

As schools collect National Letters of Intent with the early signing period set to end Wednesday, one program's blue-chip recruit has committed not for next fall but for this coming January. Danielle Kang, a 17-year-old from Thousand Oaks, Calif., accelerated her high school studies in order to graduate next month and enroll at Pepperdine in January.

Kang, a honorable mention AJGA All-American in 2008 and medalist at the U.S. Women's Amateur this past summer, would have been a welcome addition at any time, but her early arrival will help bolster a squad that played with just five golfers this past fall. She also heads to Malibu on a bit of a hot streak; last month she shot a 10-under 57 at Westlake GC in a high school match.