A pair of standout golfers from White River High School – Brooke Gelinas and Brooke Mahler – made their collegiate plans official during a Nov. 12 ceremony.
Sitting in front of family, friends and school staff, each inked a formal Letter of Intent to continue playing competitive golf beyond their high school years. Gelinas signed with Dixie State University in Utah while Mahler will stick a bit closer to home, agreeing to play for Eastern Washington University.
The two helped White River High to a regular-season league championship during the fall season and also garnered individual honors. Gelinas was named Golfer of the Year by South Puget Sound League 2A coaches and Mahler was a first team, all-league selection.
During the SPSL 2A Medalist Tournament, both earned automatic entries to the Class 2A state tournament which will be contested in the spring.
Gelinas will be heading to the Dixie State campus in St. George, Utah, to compete for the Trailblazers. The university is continuing its recent transition to full membership in the Western Athletic Conference and affiliation as an NCAA Division I institution.
Dixie State will be changing its name next year to Utah Tech University, a move made possible due to a recent vote by the Utah state legislature. The change will become official July 1, 2022.
Mahler will be moving roughly 270 miles east to the Eastern Washington University campus in Cheney (Spokane County). The Eagles are an NCAA Division I program competing in the Big Sky Conference, which includes 11 member institutions spread across eight western states.