UHV signs Deer Park golfer

Cara Barnhart

Deer Park’s Cara Barnhart became the first freshman golf signee for the inaugural University of Houston-Victoria women’s golf program.  

Barnhart is a two-year letter winner at Deer Park and holds a scoring average of 85. She just recently lost a sudden-death medalist playoff at the District 22-5A tournament. Barnhart paced the Lady Deer at the district tournament with a two-day 182 score.  

“Cara’s distance and ability to compete on the course, will allow her to step in next year at UHV and contribute right away,” UHV golf coach Whitney Stromgren said in announcing the signing Monday. “Cara is very athletic and has amazing potential at the collegiate level.”  

Barnhart is looking forward to beginning her collegiate career at UHV.  

“I am excited to be part of the first women’s golf team at UHV next year,” Barnhart said. “I look forward to contributing to the success of the team in the coming years, and also attending UHV.”  

Barnhart, who plans to major in Business Management, also played soccer in high school.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Ashley Walyuchow