Monday, December 12, 2011

RLC's Harp signs with University of Illinois - Springfield

Rend Lake College sophomore golfer Josh Harp signed a national letter of intent this week to play at the University of Illinois - Springfield in the fall. Harp, a 19-year-old political science major from Benton, said it's the perfect fit.

“I’m extremely happy,” Harp said. “I couldn’t have made a better choice, for my major especially. Smaller class sizes, a beautiful campus and to be able to come in and help them reach their goal of winning a regional championship – I’m absolutely thrilled.”

Harp said Prairie Stars coach Frank Marsaglia is in the process of rebuilding the program which competes in the NCAA DII Great Lakes Valley Conference.

The offer he accepted from UIS consists of both an academic and athletic scholarship, which will combine to cover tuition.

Harp was featured in an December 11, 2011, article by WJBD radio.

Read the article online