SOUTH BEND, IN – IU South Bend head golf coach Justin Akers welcomes five incoming student-athletes to the team for the upcoming 2017-2018 season.
Jaekob Ham (Switz City, IN/Bloomfield H.S.)
Ham was a four-year varsity letter winner at Bloomfield. He was an Honorable Mention All-Conference in both his junior and senior years. In his senior season Ham helped his team finish with a final record of 31-11 overall and second in the SWIAC Conference tournament. He also earned low medalist three times as a junior, and six times as a senior.
In addition Ham earned one varsity letter in Tennis and outside of sports he was involved in choir, French Club, Ping Pong Club, and Booster Club. He earned academic honors at Bloomfield and is interested in studying Business Management at IU South Bend. Ham chose IU South Bend because "it gave me an opportunity to play golf while getting an education."
Jeremy Julian (Akron, IN/Tippecanoe Valley H.S.)
Julian earned two varsity letters in golf at Tippecanoe Valley. He received individual All-Conference honors his junior season and was Academic All-Conference in his senior season. Also in his senior season Julian had two individual second place finishes and was a conference medalist.
Outside of golf Julian was a member of National Honors Society. He is interested in studying Business/Accounting at IU South Bend.
Kobe Freshwater (Marion, IN/Marion H.S.)
Kobe was a two-sport athlete at Marion where he earned four letters in golf and one in basketball. He excelled at golf earning First Team All-Conference selections in both his junior and senior seasons, which helped Marion win back to back sectional championships. Individually he was a two time regional qualifier.
In addition to his accomplishments on the golf course Kobe also made high honor roll. Kobe chose IU South Bend because he "likes the campus, the location, and the golf coach." He is interested in studying business.
Kaleb Freshwater (Marion, IN/Marion H.S.)
Kaleb was a four-year varsity letter winner at Marion. He had a very successful golf career qualifying for regionals in all four of his seasons. He was a three time First Team All-Conference selection, and helped Marion win back sectional championships in his junior and senior seasons. In his senior season Kaleb was also a four time medalist, and had one individual win.
Kaleb chose IU South Bend because "I felt it was the best fit for me, both for golf and academics." He plans on pursuing at degree in business.
Joseph Kerschner (Marion, IN/Eastbrook H.S)