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Wesson’s McSweyn headed to Columbus to play golf

Wesson senior Katie McSweyn recently signed a letter-of-intent with the Mississippi University for Women’s golf program.

The W revived their athletics programs in 2017. Next year will be the first for the school to field a women’s golf team. The school had been competing in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), but was accepted as a provisional member of the NCAA earlier this year at the Division III level. 

McSweyn was the MVP of the Wesson team for the last two years. Wesson coach Bobo Douglas expects her to make an impact when she arrives in Columbus.

“I’m excited that Katie is going to further her career by playing golf for MUW,” said Douglas. “She has a lot of experience and should be able to step in and contribute right away.”

McSwyen is a multi-sport athlete and was an All-Area selection last season in softball while also being part of the Wesson cheer squad.

During her sophomore and junior seasons of golf McSweyn was a top 10 finisher in the Class II division of the MHSAA. She averaged a score of 85 at the state tournament.

“Katie cut more than four shots off her sophomore state scoring average,” said Douglas. “That shows that she’s willing to work hard and do what it takes to get better. With her experience, I expect her to continue to be a team leader for us this season.”