Fort Wayne Indiana just added another Marshall golfer to their midst.
On Wednesday, Seymour girls golf standout Bridgett Marshall signed her letter of intent to continue her career at the University of St. Francis.
Her older brother, Brady, is a junior there and just wrapped up his fall season with the Cougars.
On the heels of her first state finals appearance, Marshall said having a brother already at the university played a little bit of a factor in her college choice, but she made the decision on her own.
"It had a little bit of input, but when I was deciding, I tried to keep that away and base it on my thoughts," she said. "With it being a catholic school, it kind of topped some other colleges."
Marshall plans to major in finance and a lot of her decision to move to Fort Wayne was based on the school’s business curriculum.
Though, having a brother there helped ease the stress of making her college choice. Getting to see his team in action this fall, as well as having a friend who attends the university and getting to see the girls’ program, let her get first-hand knowledge of the team and how she would fit in.
"So, my brother goes to St. Francis and, so far, I’ve seen their fall season with their new coach," she explained. "I’ve got a good friend, who goes there, and I got to see things from the girls’ side as well."
The biggest hurdle to clear at the next level, according to Marshall, is improving her distance from the tee. She thinks if she can improve that, she’s got a chance to contribute to the team on the first day.
"I’m going to have to improve on my distance and hitting the ball," she said. "If I can get my distance up, I’ll be able to [contribute], but if not, I’ll have to work and improve. So, I’ll play in a few tournaments that have longer distances and it’ll prepare me more for college and they’ll be two-day tournaments."
Marshall looks back fondly on her senior golf season and was glad she was able to wrap up her high school career a week later than most.
"It was just great to be able to finish on a high note and not having to redeem myself next year," she said. "It being my senior year, it was kind of relaxing [at state] and I had a great team that made it fun."