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Huskers Sign Two-Time State Champ Whittaker

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln - Nebraska women's golf coach Robin Krapfl announced Thursday that two-time Nebraska Class A state champion Megan Whittaker has signed her National Letter of Intent to join the Huskers for the 2018-19 season.

Whittaker is one of the most accomplished Nebraska high school golfers in recent memory. A two-time Class A state individual champion at Elkhorn South, Whittaker won 35 individual championships during her high school career. She also helped Elkhorn South to four consecutive Class A state team titles.

In addition to her impressive high school credentials, Whittaker kept winning in state and national competitions. She was the 2016 Nebraska Girls State Match Play champion and claimed the individual title at the 2016 NJGT Tour Championship. 

Whittaker's ties to Nebraska women's golf are very strong, as her mother Kim (Lefler) lettered as a golfer for Coach Krapfl from 1991 to 1994, helping the Huskers advance to the 1994 NCAA West Regional as a senior.

"Megan has the ability to shoot low numbers and she knows how to win," Krapfl said. "She is a quality teammate and a strong student. She is also a very cerebral player, a great ball striker and has a solid overall game."

Whittaker captured back-to-back Nebraska Class A individual state titles in 2016 and 2017. She led Elkhorn South High School and Coach Mimi Ramsbottom to four consecutive Class A state team championships from 2014 through 2017. She was an Academic All-State selection in golf in 2016.

Whittaker won the 2017 FCWT Tour Championship, and recorded victories in three consecutive NJGT Tour Championships (2014, 2015, 2016). She was the 2017 Nebraska Girls Stroke Play runner-up and was a finalist for the 2016 National Drive, Chip and Putt competition.

Whittaker was a three-time Super-State selection on the golf course, and she was also a two-time letterwinner on the track. She helped Elkhorn South to an eighth-place finish in the 4x800-meter relay in 2017. She also competed in the 1,600-meter run and was named an Academic All-State performer in 2017.

Megan chose Nebraska over Omaha, South Dakota, Idaho, Montana, Northern Arizona and Wyoming.

"I loved the idea of competing in the Big Ten for a big school," Whittaker said. "The program has great coaches, players, facilities and academics. I'm really excited to attend school at Nebraska and be a part of this team next year."


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