Monterey, Calif. (September 1, 2021) – Jessica Luo of Harvard University’s Women’s Golf Team and Alex Lin of Cornell University Men’s Golf Team were recently recognized among 98 Ivy League student-athletes earning Academic All-Ivy distinctions for spring sports. Both Luo, who hails from San Jose, and Lin, from San Carlos, Calif., are students of The Club at Pasadera’s PGA Instructor Patrick Parrish.
“Jessica Luo and Alex Lin reflect the highest standards of student athletes as Academic All-Ivy selections,” said Parrish. “Jessica has always been able to balance her responsibilities including the Harvard golf team, her community service through her church, and her academics as a neuroscience major. Alex has skillfully handled the weight of an engineering major in combination with the high demands of golf by quickly absorbing and applying whatever challenges are put before him.”
Institutions nominated one student-athlete from each of the 13 Ivy League sponsored sports to be included on the Academic All-Ivy teams. Student-athletes must be in good academic standing to be eligible for the award.
“Jessica and Alex furnish impressive proof that hard work and perseverance pay off. Moreover, and equally important, they are caring individuals, as well. It has always been my honor to be not only their coach, but also part of their lives that extend beyond golf,” added Parrish.
Parrish has been developing collegiate athletes since 1995, but specializes in golf instruction for all ages and skill levels. In 2017, he was voted the “Northern California PGA Teacher of the Year” and joined The Club at Pasadera team in 2012. He is a certified/authorized instructor of The Golfing Machine, The Titleist Performance Institute and Master of The Impact Zone.
“We are very proud of Jessica and Alex for their academic and on-course accomplishments,” said The Club at Pasadera General Manager and COO, Kurt Burmeister. “We’re also happy for Patrick as he is a proud and accomplished instructor, who is passionate about his students and their success.”
More about Luo and Lin:
Jessica Luo, Harvard (Sr., Neuroscience - San Jose, Calif.) - Team captain in 2020-21. Competed in all four fall tournaments in 2019-20. Averaged 78.00 strokes per 18 holes. Placed 29th at the Delaware Lady Blue Hen Invitational (Oct. 19-20), carding a three-day total of 231 (77-79-75). Fired a career-low round of 72 in the third round of the Yale Women’s Fall Intercollegiate (Oct. 4-6). Posted a two-day score of 163 (78-85) at the Princeton Invitational (Sept. 28-29).
Alex Lin, Cornell (Jr., Computer Science - San Carlos, Calif.) - Competed in three events during 2019-20 season. Contributed to scoring in eight of nine career rounds entered in team lineup. Ranked fourth on team with 75.80 scoring average during 2018-19 season. Posted career-best round of 2-under-par 69 at Princeton Invitational in 2019.
The Club at Pasadera, a private country club in Monterey, California, opened as Pasadera Country Club in 2000 before being rebranded as The Nicklaus Club – Monterey in 2013. In 2019, The Club at Pasadera name was adopted. Set on a mountain ridge just off the Monterey/Salinas highway, The Club at Pasadera features the 6,801-yard, par 71 Nicklaus Signature Design with tee boxes set on mountaintops and extreme elevation changes. For information on The Club at Pasadera, visit www.theclubatpasadera.com.
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