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Nov. 16, 2005

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia women’s golf team has received two National Letters of Intent during the early signing period, head coach Jan Mann announced on Wednesday.

Jennifer Arseneault (Grinnell, Iowa) and Whitney Neuhauser (Barboursville, Va.) will play golf for the Cavaliers next season.

“We are very fortunate to have Whitney Neuhauser and Jennie Arseneault join our women’s golf program,,” Mann said. “They are both extremely talented golfers and exceptional students who will be great assets to our university and golf team.”

Arseneault is a member of the Rolex Junior All-American Team. Ranked No. 6 nationally, she won the 2004 IJGT Sam Snead Jr. Invitational and the 2004 AJGA Midwest Junior Championship. Arseneault qualified for the 2005 U.S. Women’s Open. She was a member of the winning Junior Solheim Cup team made up of the top 12 players in the country. She was also selected to participate in the Canon Cup. Currently attending the David Leadbetter Golf Academy and the Pendleton School in Bradenton, Fla., Arseneault will enroll at UVa in the spring.

“Jennie Arseneault has had an extremely successful junior career,” Mann added. “She is an excellent ball striker and has the short game to match. Jennie knows what it takes to be a winner. We are pleased that she has chosen Virginia to play her collegiate golf.”

Neuhauser was named to 2005 Hewlett Packard’s Scholastic Junior All-American team by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA), winning the essay contest. The Monticello High School standout won the 2005 Calloway Golf PGA Junior Series Championship. In 2004, she claimed medalist honors ar Signal Mountain Junior Invitational and the FCWT Laura Diaz Wake Forest Deacon Jr. Golf Classic. Neuhauser finished second the 2004 Virginia State Golf Association Junior Girls’ Championship at the age of 16. She qualified for the 2005 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship.

“Whitney Neuhauser is one of the hardest working juniors and talented athletes I have had the pleasure to meet,” Mann said. “As a result of her talent and hard work, she has been able to excel in her golf and in the classroom. We are very excited to have an outstanding student/athlete from the Charlottesville area joining the team.”

Virginia opens the spring portion of its schedule on Feb. 19 at the Papa John’s Collegiate in Coral Gables, Fla.

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