Take Note

A Service of Lessons and Carols

Thurs., Nov. 30, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel; free and open to the public

LeeAnn Cahoon 2017

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LeeAnn Cahoon 2017

Stand back and be quiet. Ambassador LeeAnn Cahoon ’17 is about to swing, and that means magic’s about to happen. After all, she’s  a superstar—the first woman to make the NCAA-Division III National Championships  for golf at Huntingdon. She holds the 18, 36, and 54-hole record scores for Huntingdon women’s golf, was Freshman Newcomer of the Year in 2013–2014; Player of the Year, All-Academic, and Second Team All-American during 2014–2015. During summer 2016 she earned medalist honors during stroke play and advanced to the consolation semifinals of the Championship Division in match play at the 84th Alabama Women’s State Amateur tournament. LeeAnn has a dream of playing for the LPGA tour, but says, “I am just taking each day as it comes and praying for whatever happens to be God’s will.” An exercise science and psychology double-major, she is also preparing for a career in occupational therapy. LeeAnn and her family sing together at her home church (First Baptist-Prattville, Alabama) regularly. It was her dad who introduced her to golf and who also served as her high school coach. At Huntingdon, she says she has found a new family. “I love that Huntingdon is small and family-oriented, the professors are always there for you, my relationship with God is important, and, of course, the beautiful campus.” Off-campus she feeds her addiction to cheese dip at La Zona Rosa and loves Biscuits games, Sushi Café, and the course at the Montgomery Country Club, right across the street from campus. Besides her major adviser, Dr. Mike Bamman, LeeAnn says her mentors are golf coaches Dave Schreyer ’89 and Ashley Aguilera, “They have helped me improve my game tremendously, and they are always here for me outside of golf, too.” LeeAnn’s three words for Huntingdon are “Family, Service, Unique,” and adds, “I chose Huntingdon because it wasn’t far from home, I love the family Huntingdon is, and the unique architecture of the campus.” This golf superstar and great person has added so much to the Huntingdon campus, to the golf team, and to the Ambassador team—and we can hardly wait for what her next seasons hold.