WATERFORD - Randee Seevers will be golfing at the next level.
Recently, the Waterford senior signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her education and compete at Alderson Broaddus University in Phillippi, W.Va.
Seevers will have the distinction of becoming the first female golfer from Waterford to play on the collegiate level.
Randee Seevers is the newest Battler for Alderson Broaddus University women's golf team. The Waterford High senior signed a letter of intent on May 1 surrounded by her team, coach (Josh Arnold), family (Eric and Keri - father and mother - and Evan - brother)and friends (AD Jeff Brooker, including her parents Eric and Keri Seevers and her brother Evan. Seevers has the distinction of being the first female golfer from Waterford High to take her game to the college level. As well as being four-year letterman at Waterford, Seevers is scheduled to graduate at the top of her class. Seevers is planning to major in Athletic Training while competing as an AB Battler.
At ABU, Seevers, the owner of a 3.75 GPA at Waterford, is planning to major in athletic training.
"One of my teammates at AB will be my mentor Natalie Perry," Seevers said.
Perry, a sophomore Battler, played her prep golf at Belpre High, a Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division opponent of Waterford.
"Golf is a brand new program at AB," Seevers continued, "and they compete during the fall season."
Alderson Broaddus is an NCAA Division II school and a member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC). The Battlers' men's and women's golf team is coached by Brian Schiffbauer.
At Waterford, Seevers was a four-year letterwinner in golf for head coach Josh Arnold. She said she was all-sectional three years in a row, and was also a district honoree.
Seevers also played basketball for the Jerry Close-coached Wildcats.
"I received my first set of clubs when I was in the fifth grade," Seevers said. "And I've been hitting golf balls ever since. I just fell in love with the game."
At Waterford, Seevers golfed mostly against male competition.
"Oh, I'd always catch a hard time from them," she said, laughing. "But they helped make me better."
Seevers said she hit from the boys tees.
"I think that helped me add some distance to my drive," she said. "I can drive anywhere from 225 to 250 yards.
"My short game is OK, and chipping is my favorite part of the game."
Seevers' best score for 18 holes was a 78 during a practice round at Upper Lansdowne Golf Course in Ashville. Competitive-wise, she has carded an 84.
"My best score at my home course (Lakeside) is 86," she said.
Seevers said she once almost had a hole in one at Oxbow.
"I was three inches away," she said. "It was par 3, so I had to settle for a birdie."
Seevers is the daughter of Eric and Keri Seevers. She has a younger brother Evan.