April 7, 2014
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern head coach Pat Goss announced today the addition of Sam Triplett to the incoming Wildcats Class of 2018. Triplett has signed a written agreement to attend NU and will matriculate to Evanston in the fall of 2014.
"I couldn't be more excited about Sam Triplett joining our program," Goss said. "He will be a great addition to the Wildcat Golf family. Sam is a player who has continually improved, and I believe he will continue to improve with his best golf in front of him.
"Beyond his golf he is a strong student from a great family, and his values align perfectly with our Athletic Department and golf program. I look forward to Sam being on campus next fall."
Triplett was the 2012 PING Junior Match Play champion and finished in a tie for third at the 2013 Junior Americas Cup while representing his home state of Arizona. He led his high school, Brophy Prep, to the Arizona state championship in 2011.
In addition to his playing accomplishments, Sam has caddied for his father, Kirk, in a number professional events. Kirk is a former PGA Tour player and current Champions Tour player with 10 professional victories worldwide during his career.
Triplett will join Charles Wang and Dylan Wu in the Class of 2018; both signed National Letters of Intent
Triplett's complete bio is below:
Scottsdale, Ariz./Brophy Prep
High School: The 2012 PING Junior Match Play champion ... Finished T8 at the 2014 Arizona Public Links Championship ... Was T3 at the 2013 Junior Americas Cup while representing his home state of Arizona ... 2013 Tucson City Junior champion ... Led Brophy Prep to the 2011 Arizona state high school team championship ... AP Scholar award winner ... National Merit Scholar.
Personal: Born Sam Triplett, son of Kirk and Cathy Triplett ... Father is a current Champions Tour player and former PGA Tour member with 10 worldwide professional victories ... Anticipated major is mathematics.
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