MUSTANG — Sometimes it can be tricky for a high school athlete to find a college that provides a comfortable setting to pursue both athletic and academic goals.
Mustang's June Tigert, The Oklahoman's All-City Girls Golfer of the Year, knows she found the perfect place for both at Redlands Community College.
Tigert signed with the two-year school in the spring. Ultimately, she wants to go to medical school, but Redlands' nursing program will allow her to get some valuable experience in the field before she's finished with school.
And she'll be joining a golf team that's coming off a junior-college national championship.
“Ever since I was little I wanted to be able to help people and be able to do something that would benefit others,” she said. “It's always tricky balancing school and golf, but I love doing both, so hopefully I can make it work.”
With a stroke average of 74.3 as a senior, Tigert won four tournaments this season and 11 for her career. Though it ended with a rocky performance at the state tournament, Tigert — like any good golfer — knows you can't let past struggles hold you back going forward.