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Two to Join Princeton Women's Golf in Class of 2018

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 06/25/2014
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Caroline Araskog and Tenley Shield will join the Princeton women's golf team in the Class of 2018.
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Two members of the Princeton Class of 2018, both with athletic experience beyond the course, will join the women’s golf program this fall.

Caroline Araskog is an alumna of The Benjamin School in North Palm Beach, Florida and a native of Locust Valley, New York. Araskog was the Palm Beach Post’s selection for its area Player of the Year after finishing fourth in Florida’s Class 1A state finals as a senior, her third top-10 finish at that tournament. Outside of high school competition, Araskog finished seventh at the WMGA Met Amateur at Baltusrol earlier this month in a tournament won by soon-to-be teammate Hana Ku. Last summer, Araskog returned north to compete in the PGA Metropolitan Section Junior Championship, finishing in a second-place tie and just a stroke away from advancing to the national Junior PGA Championship. In July 2011, Araskog advanced to the Round of 16 in match play at the U.S. Girls Junior national championship. Araskog also has a tennis background, competing for the Benjamin School early in her tenure there.

Tenley Shield, an alumna of Grosse Pointe South High School from Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, is a three-time all-state honoree and helped Grosse Pointe South to a state team title as a sophomore in 2011. A 2013 Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association all-academic honoree, Shield is staying strong on the golf course by competing this week in the Michigan PGA Women’s Open, which began June 23. Last summer, Shield came within a playoff of winning medalist honors at the Michigan State Junior Amateur tournament. Outside of golf, Shield was a standout ice hockey player for Grosse Pointe South, twice winning Michigan’s Miss Hockey award.

The pair will join a team that had four of its five players at the Ivy League Championship in April as freshmen or sophomores despite the graduation of two-time Ivy League Player of the Year Kelly Shon as the team’s only senior.

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