February 07, 2024
Every summer the Congaree Global Golf Initiative (CGGI) provides high school students with the highest levels of athletic and academic coaching to prepare them for success in college. Participants in CGGI continue to excel both in the classroom and on the course, and a number of recent graduates have taken the next step toward continuing their golf careers.
Following National Signing Day on Wednesday, 16 high school seniors have signed on to attend and compete at colleges and universities across the nation, including eight Division I programs and many schools where CGGI alumni will see a first-time presence.
Karlie Campbell will join a University of Kentucky team ranked as one of the Top 25 Division I women’s golf programs nationally, and Callum Kenneally will join Colorado State University – Pueblo's Top 10 Division II men’s golf team. Two graduates – Jordan Williams and Salma Ibrahim - will be attending Southern University to represent CGGI on both the men’s and women’s teams.
“Karlie is another strong addition to our freshman class and our program,” Kentucky Head Coach Golda Borst said following the early signing period. “I am confident that she will come in and have an immediate impact in our program, both on and off the course. She is a natural leader, and we are thrilled she chose to become a Wildcat!”
The full list of Spring 2024 signees is below (listed alphabetically by class):
To date CGGI has produced 178 graduates from 31 countries and 23 states, including 60 students who have graduated high school and gone on to play collegiate golf at more than 50 schools, including College of Charleston, North Carolina A&T, Texas Tech, Texas, Lipscomb, Cincinnati, Xavier, Southern Mississippi and Florida Atlantic. Overall, 96% of CGGI students have gone on to attend college on a combination of athletic and academic scholarships.
The Congaree Foundation and its network of Ambassadors, partners and supporters congratulate these students on their accomplishments and look forward to supporting their continued success.