Gabby Tremblay, Hayward

Gabby Tremblay, Hayward

For Gabby Tremblay, the recruiting process began two years ago when she left Hayward and enrolled at Shattuck St. Mary's, a private school in Fairbault, Minnesota, that has a strong reputation for serving as a gateway to college scholarships for its student-athletes.

It ended recently when Tremblay signed her National Letter of Intent to attend Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She said she chose the Bluejays over Nebraska-Omaha and Valparaiso, all NCAA Division I schools who might not have have taken notice of Tremblay had she not made the jump to Shattuck and taken advantage of its academy — led by former UW-Green Bay coach Tim DeSormeau — and a schedule that exposes its golfers to Hurricane Junior Golf Tour and Future Collegians World Tour events as far away as Florida and Arizona.

"All in all, I couldn't have done it without my coaches at Shattuck St. Mary's," Tremblay wrote in an email interview with Wisconsin.Golf. "They were a huge support and helped me with the process in getting my resume out there, calling coaches for me and creating a swing video. Shattuck's golf academy also gave me many opportunities to travel the country and play at a higher level that allowed more coaches to show interest in me."

Coach Debbie Conry convinced Tremblay that Creighton was right for her.

"Creighton checks everything off of my list," wrote Tremblay, who left Hayward after the 2016 season when she helped the Hurricanes to a third-place finish at the WIAA Division 2 state tournament, where she finished ninth individually. "I wanted to go to a school that would challenge me academically, and I know Creighton will do just that. The campus is beautiful and the advisors and staff seem to really care about the students. I got the opportunity to meet with the coach and girls on the golf team. I feel like I can really fit in with the team and I know Coach Conry does a great job."

With the Bluejays set to graduate four golfers off a 10-player roster, there is a good chance that Tremblay will have the opportunity to contribute right away. 

Ranked No. 2 behind University of Wisconsin-bound Emily Lauterbach of Hartland Arrowhead on Wisconsin.Golf's Class of 2019 rankings, Tremblay showed signs of significant improvement last spring with three top-10 finishes on the the HJGT, the last two in Illinois during April's challenging weather. This fall, Tremblay had three runner-up finishes in four starts, the other being a 10th-place showing at the fifth annual Academy Cup at Celebration (Fla.) Golf Club where she shot 76-70 and finished 10 shots off the pace.

In between, Tremblay enjoyed four top-10 finishes in five starts on the Minnesota PGA Junior Tour. The other was a tie for 17th out of 56 golfers at the Minnesota PGA Junior Championship where she shot 83-84 and finished 23 shots behind winner Sophia Yoemans, a University of Missouri recruit from Red Wing, Minnesota.

"I know I can make a positive impact on the team as soon as I step on campus by being a supportive teammate and a positive leader," Tremblay wrote. "I have improved a great deal since coming to Shattuck, and I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for that, but I still have a lot of room for improvement. I know I will take advantage of the amazing indoor golf facilities that Creighton has and other opportunities that Coach Conry gives me.

"I am used to college golf schedules and travel thanks to Shattuck's golf academy schedule that is set up just like a college schedule. With this, I feel very prepared."

Girls Class of 2019

The Wisconsin.Golf class-by-class rankings are compiled by digital editor Rob Hernandez based on an analysis of tournament results and overall impact of golfers within their class. Opinions and insight on golfers in this class are welcome and will be used for future rankings; updates on college decisions are also welcome. They can be shared via email at  

No. First name Last name
1 Emily Lauterbach Hartland Arrowhead Wisconsin 1 1
2 Gabby Tremblay Hayward/Shattuck St. Mary's Creighton NR 7
3 Lexi Meade Eau Claire Memorial Drake 2 2
Maggie Veenendall New Richmond Sioux Falls (S.D.) 10 13
5 Clair Phakamad Appleton Xavier UW-Green Bay NR NR
6 Annie Balduzzi La Crosse Aquinas Sioux Falls (S.D.) 6 3
7 Taylor Hakala Milton 3 4
8 Sydney Brown Eau Claire North St. Catherine's (Minn.) 4 5
9 Emily Neff Hayward 5 6
10 Kendra Swanson Beaver Dam UW-Stout 15 14
11 Sophia Dooman Janesville Parker 8 9
12 Madeline Koenig Kettle Moraine 7 NR
13 Kirsten Leonardi Sussex Hamilton 12 19
14 Bonnie Jin Brookfield Central 20 NR
Anouska Siva Brookfield East 25 23
16 Samantha Soulier Waunakee Minnesota State-Mankato 9 15
17 Klairissa O'Reilly-Dye Monona Grove 11 11
18 Katie Gerschke Milw. St. Thomas More 17 NR
19 Aubrie Torhorst Waterford 13 NR
20 Madison LaPaz Oconomowoc 23 NR
21 Maddie Krogwold Brookfield East 24 NR
22 Madi Vine Orfordville Parkview NR NR
23 Emily Anderson Kaukauna NR NR
24 Elizabeth Mantey Kettle Moraine NR NR
25 Lily Sheppard Kaukauna 14 NR
26 Grace Warrner Laona-Wabeno 16 8
27 Elizabeth Santos Fox Valley Lutheran 37 25
28 Kennedy Patrick Clayton NR NR
29 Emma Egbert Sheboygan Lutheran 31 10
30 Lillian Knetter Madison West 18 NR
31 Emma Moore Kaukauna 19 22
32 Katie Glander Luxemburg-Casco NR NR
33 Bella Dory Menomonee Falls 21 NR
34 Cosette Shefelker Menomonee Falls 22 NR
35 Ashley Weber Waukesha Catholic Memorial 40 NR
36 Bree Borgan Neenah NR NR
37 Julia Hayden Durand NR NR
38 Grace Westerman Oconomowoc NR NR
39 Caroline Kroeninger Arrowhead NR NR
40 Erica Feuerhelm Ellsworth Montevallo (Alabama) NR NR
41 Lauren Craig West Bend West/East NR NR
42 Keegan Destree Wilmot NR NR
43 Ashlyn Burdick Janesville Parker NR NR
44 Alyssa Aschenreiner Onalaska 39 NR
45 McKenzie Maguire Menomonie 38 NR
46 Olivia Reichardt Appleton East 32 21
47 Cassidy Schnell DeForest NR NR
48 Aly Payne Oregon NR NR
49 Grace Hoffman Franklin NR NR
50 Mary Bundalo Brookfield East NR NR

Rob started covering the Wisconsin golf scene in 1987 at the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison & has been the only reporter covering all levels of state golf. He joined Killarney Golf Media in Sept. 2015 & helped launch Wisconsin.Golf in Jan. 2016.