The Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Association Announces 2017 Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Scholarship Recipients
Cottage Grove, Minn.
Sauk Centre, Minn.
The Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Association announces four 2017 recipients of the Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Scholarship funded by the Minnesota PGA Foundation.
This year’s scholarship recipients are Ben Johnson of Andover, Gabriela Christensen of Cottage Grove, Morgan Kranz of Sauk Centre, and Parker Reddig of Minneapolis.
The Minnesota PGA Foundation awards the Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Scholarships annually based on the following criterion: high school grades, class rank, ACT/SAT scores, extracurricular activities, and a one-page essay.
Beginning this fall, each of these four juniors will receive a four-year, $4,000 scholarship.
“We are pleased to award these scholarships to Ben, Gabriela, Morgan and Parker,” said Minnesota PGA CEO Jeffrey Hintz. “The Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Scholarship is an avenue for us to invest in superb, young people that represent the future of our game. They are all highly skilled and have bright futures. We are happy to help them achieve their career goals.”
About the winners:
Ben Johnson collected three varsity letters in golf and two more in nordic skiing; he finished his career at Andover High School earning all-conference twice (2015, 2016) and all-state honors in 2015 for golf. Johnson was also involved in the Orchestra, Rocket Club, Math Team and Honor Society. He will study biology and neuroscience and play golf at St. Olaf College.
Gabriela Christensen attended Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights, earning two varsity letters in golf including being named captain her senior season. She was involved in numerous organizations, including her school’s Math Team, St. Ambrose of Woodbury Church, and Captains’ Council. This fall, Gabriela will attend Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. to pursue a degree in chemistry/biochemistry.
Morgan Kranz was a three-sport varsity captain in golf, basketball and tennis. She received all-conference in golf and tennis and all-state academic honors in all three sports at Sauk Centre Secondary. Her extracurricular activities included choir and band where Morgan was a three-year letter winner. She will attend the Luther College for psychology in the fall.
Parker Reddig earned four varsity letters in golf and basketball, serving as a team captain in both sports his senior season at Shattuck-St. Mary’s. He received all-academic honors in basketball in 2015 and 2016. Reddig volunteered often during his four years at Shattuck-St. Mary’s performing over 80 hours of community service. He will study sport management and play golf at Florida State University.