Grace Dunn commits to Drake University

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Grace Dunn poses with Athletic Director Todd Sobrilsky (Left) and Principal Brett Greutzmacher (right) Nov. 12, national signing day. Dunn signed her National Letter of Intent in commitment to golfing for the Division One Drake University Bulldogs in the fall of 2015.

Sophia Sun, Reporter

Named Brookfield Central’s “greatest female golfer ever” by coach Brian Scrobel, Grace Dunn’s ever-improving golf career has proven to be just that. On November 12th, Grace Dunn (‘15) was among the many athletes across the nation to finalized the commitment to compete at the collegiate level for the following year.

Headed to Drake University next year, Dunn has dedicated much of her time and hard work to become the successful golfer she is today. Just a few of her many accomplishments this year include earning the title of Greater Metro Conference Player of the Year for the second time in a row, being selected 1st Team All-State by the Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin, as well as being honored as 1st Team All Area by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She also currently holds the record low 18-hole score of 68 at the GMC Championships. Here at Brookfield Central, seven of the top ten lowest 18-hole scores are from Dunn.

As Central’s team captain and four-time MVP, Dunn led her teammates to win their third consecutive GMC Championship, remaining undefeated in every conference meet all season. The girls made their way to an eventual seventh place finish at the state tournament held at University Ridge in Madison. Despite her countless individual achievements, Dunn’s leadership has lead the team as a whole to perform successfully as well. Teammate Taylor Moon (‘16) says about Dunn, “Grace is always thinking about what’s best for the team. She’s always the first one to ask how the round went, and she’s always smiling with arms open for a hug. She’s definitely going to be missed next year, but the whole team wishes her well at Drake next year”.

Though she is excited to continue her golf career at Drake University, Dunn reminisces about her time at BC, saying, “It’s hard to put into words how much high school golf at Brookfield Central has meant to me”. She summarizes her four years at Central as full of great memories, saying, “I’ll never forget the van rides, the four trips to the state tournament, the inside team jokes, the senior prank with Alyssa Borowski (‘15) on Coach Scrobel, and all the fun we had together”.

A future Bulldog at Drake University, Dunn’s dedication and success represent the quintessence of the Lancer Way, and she will always remain a valued alumna here at Brookfield Central.