Nov. 15, 2007
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Notre Dame women's golf head coach Susan Holt has announced the signing of Becca Huffer (Denver, Colo.) to a national letter of intent. Huffer, who is ranked 17th nationally in the class of 2008 according to Golfweek, will tee it up for the Irish beginning in the 2008-09 season.
Huffer is a four-year letterwinner at Littleton High School, where she was the 2006 5A state champion by posting a class record with a six-under par 138 total (68-70). She was selected as the 2006 All-Colorado Player of the Year according to the Denver Post. The three-time Denver Post All-Colorado selection was tabbed as the 2006 Colorado Sportswoman of the Year for golf.
The Rocky Mountain News has honored Huffer as its All-Colorado player of the year in 2006. She is also a three-time All-Colorado selection by the newspaper. Huffer has been named to the Colorado Junior Golf Association (CJGA) all-star team for 10 straight seasons.
"Becca is certainly a very accomplished player," commented Holt. "She is going to make a good team even better. She backs up last year's recruiting class in our attempt to keep building the program. Becca gives us more depth and it will make things more competitive for us, which is a good thing. We need that in order to get where we want to be."
Among her accomplishments are qualifying for five USGA Girls' Junior Championships, two USGA Women's Amateur Public Links Championships and one USGA Women's Amateur Championship. Huffer has qualified for match play four times and three times she has earned qualifier medalist honors by shooting 70 and 74 twice.
In 2007, Huffer was one of only seven women to qualify for the Girls' Junior, Women's Amateur Public Links and Women's Amateur USGA Championships. She has qualified for eight USGA Championships from 2003-07 in addition to qualifying for the USGA US Women's Open sectional qualifier on two occasions. Huffer is the three-time Colorado Women's Golf Association (CWGA) junior player of the year (2005-07).
Huffer is one of four girls to receive the 2007 USGA Girls' Junior Championship medal for qualifying five times. Only five golfers have played in more Girls' Junior Championships. In 2003, she became the youngest individual to qualify for the USGA Girls' Junior Championship. During the 2005 playing season, Huffer captured the CWGA Women's Match Play Championship and the CWGA Junior Stroke Play Championship.
Also a standout in the classroom, Huffer has been named the Denver Post student-athlete of the week on two occasions. She is a Littleton High School academic letterwinner as she has been on the school's highest honor roll (3.8 GPA and above) from 2004-07. In addition to being a member of the National Honor Society, Huffer was the recipient of the 2007 Masonic Lodge Award for outstanding achievement in the junior class for her character, integrity, leadership and scholarship.
Huffer is the daughter of Gary and Mary Singer Huffer. Her mother is a 1979 graduate of Notre Dame and was a member of the first Fighting Irish varsity tennis team. Huffer has two brothers, Christopher and Zach. Christopher is currently a junior at Notre Dame.