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Pat Chun and Kelli Kamimura discuss AAPI Heritage month

And of course some Coug golf!

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Good morning, Coug fans! As some of you may or may not know, the month of May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month! Celebration is centered around recognizing the important contributions members of the AAPI community have made.

Yesterday, Pat Chun sat down with Women’s golf coach Kelli Kamimura to talk all things AAPI, and obviously all things women’s golf!

A little background on Kelli- she is the longest tenured coach in program history for women’s golf. This is her twelfth season with the Cougs, and while it wasn’t a conventional one, she’s incredibly hopeful and dedicated to the next season. In her tenth season, Kelli led the team to the fourth best scoring history in program history!

As mentioned in the interview, WSU Golf has one of the most diverse rosters in the school. During the 2019-2020 season, the team was set to finally host the NCAA Regional tournament for the first time, but unfortunately that got cancelled due to Covid.

Kelli emphasizes her goal to always inspire other AAPI and her team to cultivate the best versions of themselves. This interview, linked below, is an incredible watch especially as a Coug fan! I really enjoyed getting to know more about Kelli and our women’s golf program.

I personally am looking forward to the next women’s golf season! The team is packed with talent, and a great coach to lead them.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! Go Cougs!

Links

A Grip on Sports: Lifting the WSU athletic department out of debt is going to be a Sisyphus-like task | The Spokesman-Review
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday it seemed as if there was nothing to cover. Today there is too much. As we look out our window as the showers begin, we wonder. Is that what it means by “when it rains, it pours?”

Predicting WSU's starting five and rotation for the 2021-2022 season | krem.com
The Cougs have a ton of talent coming into next year. Who do you think starts for WSU?

Former Washington State standout receiver Tavares Martin Jr. looks to revive career with Spokane Shock | Washington State University | nbcrightnow.com
The former Washington State receiver hauled in 150 passes for 1,683 yards and 17 touchdowns in three seasons before his collegiate career year came to an adverse and premature end.