SignUp
Oxbow native Laura Podolak signed an NLI to play collegiate golf at UND.
Podolak signs NLI to play at UND
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Monday 06/07/2013 18:53:36 (ET)
by UNDsports.com
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota women’s golf coach Natalie Martinson announced the addition of Laura Podolak to her program on Friday.

Podolak won back-to-back North Dakota Class B state medalist honors en route to leading her Kindred High School squad to consecutive team titles in 2012 and 2013. Podolak shot a career-low even-par 72 in her final round as a junior to claim her first individual state title.

“We are thrilled to bring a local player of Laura’s caliber into our program,” Martinson said. “She excelled at a number of different sports during her prep career and we’re excited that she chose to continue her golf career her at UND.

Laura was able to defend her state title just over a week ago and being able to achieve that feat under pressure shows the type of competitor we are adding to our team. She should be able to contribute to our lineup right away.”

Podolak (pronounced Po-duh-lack) was a three-sport athlete at Kindred High School where she earned six letters in golf, four in volleyball and three more in basketball. She helped lead Kindred to the Class B state title in volleyball as an outside hitter and was named North Dakota’s Senior Athlete of the Year in golf.

Podolak also has strong family ties to the University. Her sister Kate played one season for Martinson in 2010-11 and her uncle, Doug, also golfed collegiately at UND. Her father, Mike, played collegiately at Southern Methodist University and was Laura’s high school coach at Kindred.

— Go UND —

UND Insider Weekly - 205
This week on UND Insider Weekly: Football and volleyball both get big sky conference play underway......women's hockey goes on a scoring frenzy in their exhibition game....head women's hockey... MORE
Hockey Media Day Round-Up 2014
UND welcomed media to the Ralph Engelstad Arena for Hockey Media Day 2014, as the men's and women's teams kick off the season. MORE
Bengals and Wildcats up next for UND
North Dakota finishes its three-week road stretch with a pair of Big Sky Conference games against Idaho State on Friday, Oct. 3, and Weber State on Sunday, Oct. 5. MORE
Game Notes: RPI and Vermont visit UND
North Dakota begins the 2014-15 regular season with a pair of nonconference matchups this weekend, Oct. 3-4, at Ralph Engelstad Arena. On Friday, UND hosts Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)... MORE
Quartet of guests set for UND Coaches Show tonight
North Dakota head football coach Bubba Schweigert, head volleyball coach Mark Pryor and head women's hockey coach Brian Idalski will appear as guests tonight on the UND Coaches Show live from the... MORE

advertisement