Nov. 18, 2013
The Tennessee women's golf program will bring the sister act to Knoxville as head coach Judi Pavon announced Monday that Anna Newell signed her National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Tennessee and play for the Lady Volunteers in the 2014-15 season.
Newell is the ninth ranked player in the 2014 women's golf class.
"I'm thrilled about Anna Newell signing with Tennessee," Pavon said. "She is a very accomplished player and will be a great addition to our program. She is one of the highest ranked players we have ever signed."
Newell is currently the lone signee in the Lady Vols 2014 signing class. The native of Tampa, Florida, has a track record of success and will look to make an immediate impact on next year's roster alongside her older sister AJ Newell.
Newell competed in the 2013 USGA Girls Junior Championship, finishing tied for 33rd. She shot her career low of 66 at the AJGA Innisbrook event in 2012 and shot a 67 at the AJGA Rolex Girls event. Newell won four events (three on the Florida Junior Tour) and finished runner-up twice.
"She has the ability to shoot low scores and is a long hitter," Pavon said. "She is AJ Newell's younger sister so I look forward to having them on the team together for one season."
When choosing Tennessee, Newell said she considered no other schools and that Rocky Top was the place for her. Both of Newell's parents graduated from UT and she stated that her father has been her biggest influence growing up, coaching her in golf since she was young. Her father also was a student athlete for the University of Tennessee, competing on the track and field team.
Newell plans to enroll at UT in the fall.