NORMAL, Ill. – She’s about to do something most high school golfers only dream about.
Normal Community’s Allison Echelmayer will play in the state tournament for a fourth straight year.
“My freshman year I thought I was a good golfer but I didn’t think I had that much potential,” said Enchelmayer. “And to think I have the opportunity to four times in a row is a dream come true.”
She heads to the Class 2A girls state finals this weekend.
“She has a love for the game that very few people have — men or women,” said NCHS golf coach Mike Aslinger.
But golf isn’t Allison’s only passion. The honor roll student is also a show-stopper in choir.
She’s sang four years in Madrigals, four years in school musicals and the last two years in the Normal Community’s acapella performance group.
“Golf and music, they’re not the same thing but they help balance me as a person,” Enchelmayer said. “It’s made me a better musician and golfer. I’m grateful for that.”
She’s headed to the University of Evansville on a golf scholarship. And she’ll study music education.
“My dream job is to be a high school choir director and be the golf coach,” said Enchelmayer. “I want to impact lives on the athletic side and the music side. It’s possible.”