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NAU Signs Stud Golfer Lexi Keene Out of Bakersfield, Calif.

NAU Golf's Newest Signee, Lexi Keene
NAU Golf's Newest Signee, Lexi Keene

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University golf team is happy and proud to announce the official signing of Alexis Keene from Stockdale High School out of Bakersfield, Calif.

Keene will be joining the Lumberjack squad in the fall of 2017 as a freshman, looking continue the success and positive attitude of the program. According to Lumberjack Head Coach Brad Bedortha, Keene's skill set physically and mentally gels extremely well with the direction of the team, and she will certainly be an asset when it comes time to don the NAU blue and gold.  

"[Lexi] does a lot of things that our culture here at NAU is all about," said Bedortha. "I've seen a bunch of her interviews online, I've read a bunch of the stories she has been featured in, and everything she talks about is what we preach here. For her to come to Flagstaff, it's going to be a very smooth transition from what she's doing now to what we're doing within our program."

Keene—a two-year captain and four-year letter winner on her high school golf team—has compiled an impressive collection of hardware during her tenure at Stockdale. Her resume includes being named the four-time MVP of the Stockdale women's golf team, two-time CIF Section Title winner, three-time South Area Champion and garnering the PEAAK Award for the area's top female athlete.

Additionally, Keene has won 16 of her 20 career tournaments, secured three area individual titles and registered a scoring average of 73 flat. All three of those accomplishments are Stockdale school records.

Not to be outdone, though, are Keene's academic accomplishments. The native of Bakersfield has posted a specular 4.3 grade point average (GPA) throughout high school and is an active member of the National Honors Society. Upon enrollment at NAU, Keene is interested in studying nursing or pre-law.

"She's a great athlete and a great student, and I just think she's going to be great for our program," said Bedortha. "I'm really, really excited about her and what she brings to the table."