Outstanding White River Golfers Sign for Eastern Washington and Dixie State Universities
A pair of notable White River High School golfers – Brooke Gelinas and Brooke Mahler – formalized their college plans in a ceremony on Nov. 12.
Sitting in front of family, friends and school staff, each wrote a formal letter of intent to continue playing competitive golf beyond their high school years. Gelinas has signed with Dixie State University in Utah while Mahler will stay a little closer to home, agreeing to play for Eastern Washington University.
The two helped White River High win a regular season league championship during the fall season and also won individual honors. Gelinas was named golfer of the year by South Puget Sound League 2A coaches and Mahler was a first-team selection in all leagues.
During the SPSL 2A Medalist Tournament, the two secured automatic entries to the State Class 2A Tournament which will be played in the spring.
Gelinas will travel to the Dixie State campus in St. George, Utah, to compete for the Trailblazers. The university continues its recent transition to full membership in the Western Athletic Conference and affiliation as a Division I institution of the NCAA.
Dixie State will change its name next year to Utah Tech University, a move made possible by a recent vote in the Utah state legislature. The change will become official on July 1, 2022.
Mahler will travel approximately 270 miles east of the Eastern Washington University campus in Cheney, Spokane County. The Eagles are an NCAA Division I program participating in the Big Sky Conference, which includes 11 member institutions in eight western states.