Bishop signs scholarship with Presbyterian
by SARALYN NORKUS Banner Sports Writer
Nov 15, 2013 | 555 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WALKER VALLEY’S KATIE BISHOP will be continuing her golf career at the collegiate level after signing with NCAA Division I school Presbyterian College. Seated from left are, Kelvin Bishop, Katie Bishop and Angela Bishop. Standing from left are, Zeb Patten, Corey Limburg, Josh Bishop, Bob Williams, Monty Frazier and Danny Coggin. Banner photo, SARALYN NORKUS
WALKER VALLEY’S KATIE BISHOP will be continuing her golf career at the collegiate level after signing with NCAA Division I school Presbyterian College. Seated from left are, Kelvin Bishop, Katie Bishop and Angela Bishop. Standing from left are, Zeb Patten, Corey Limburg, Josh Bishop, Bob Williams, Monty Frazier and Danny Coggin. Banner photo, SARALYN NORKUS
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On Thursday, Walker Valley’s Katie Bishop signed with NCAA division I school Presbyterian College to play golf.

“I’m really excited. This is definitely what I’ve wanted for the past three years, so it’s exciting to finally have it in my hand,” Bishop proclaimed. “It was a small school that I wanted, and it has a strong academic reputation and a competitive golf program. I was going for athletics but academics are important to me, too.”

Located in Clinton, S.C., Presbyterian College is one of the smallest Division I schools, with an enrollment of a little more than 1,100 students.

According to Walker Valley golf coach Bob Williams, Bishop’s signing with a Division I school is no surprise.

“She was our No. 1 golfer this year and was consistent for most of the year. She was on the state runner-up team her sophomore year and shot a 75 on the final day and we almost won. From that day I thought she had the possibility to play Division I golf,” Williams said.

“It all goes back to hard work. From day one, she’s been determined and this has been her goal. She’s probably worked harder than anybody that I’ve had to reach that goal. She puts in more hours in practice and preparation and it’s paying off for her. I think she’ll have the opportunity to play early on because of her work ethic.”

The senior Lady Mustang’s effort is evident not only on the fairways and greens, but in the classroom as well.

“Overall she’s a good student and has a great GPA. Her work ethic is not just in golf, but in school, too. That’s probably what they saw in her,” Williams commented.

One of the perks of PC’s location is the weather.

“They’re going to have good weather for golf there, so she will be able to play year-round, and that was something she was looking for too,” Williams explained.

Bishop feels her consistency is something that should help her make an impact for the Blue Hose team.

“I like to think that I’m consistent so I should bring consistency to their team and starting roster,” Bishop stated. “I have a pretty good short game, which should help me out a lot, and I’m longer than a lot of other girls my age, so that will definitely help with college yardages.”