Snead Signs First Golf Player


Snead State Community College welcomed its first golf team member to campus on Tuesday, March 29.

Arab senior Cati Harris became the first person to sign a golf scholarship since the College announced the addition of a men’s and women's golf team, which is scheduled to kick-off in August with the start of the 2016 fall semester. She was joined by her parents, Diane and Phillip Harris.

Cati has been part of the Arab High School golf program since she was in the seventh grade. She has helped her team claim the Marshall County Girls Team Championship for two years in a row in 2014 and 2015.

During her freshmen and sophomore years, she helped lead her team to a top four finish at the Sectional Tournament, which allowed them to advance to the Sub-State Tournament.

“Cati has displayed a strong work ethic not only on the golf course but in the classroom as well,” said Arab Girls Golf Coach Michael Pruitt. “She has remained active in band, as well as her church. She has always been a team player and is very coachable. I look forward to watching her continue to grow and improve as a golfer at Snead State. She has a bright future ahead of her.”

Cati is a color guard member in the Arab High School band and a member of the A Club and the Yearbook Staff. She is a member of Gilliam Springs Baptist Church in Arab.

She has been named to the All-Marshall County Team four times and to the All-Tournament teams at the Bob Jones Classic at The Ledges and the Hanceville High School Invitational. She has multiple top finishes in the Dixie Section Jr. PGA events.

Cati’s parents are both alums of Snead State Community College.

“Both of my parents attended Snead State, and I have always heard about the wonderful staff and administration here. I looked at several schools around the area and knew after visiting the campus this was the right place for me,” said Cati.

“I always wanted to golf in college but I also wanted to attend Snead State. When the new golf program was established, I realized both dreams could become a reality. Coach (Chuck) Kalanick and Mr. (Mark) Richard are great. I am excited and thankful for the opportunity they have given me.”

High school golf coaches are encouraged to contact Coach Kalanick if they have any players interested in playing at Snead State. Players should also visit and fill out the player questionnaire. He can be reached by emailing or by calling (205) 217-6390.

Arab’s Cati Harris, front and center, signed a golf scholarship with Snead State Community College on Tuesday, March 29. She is joined by her parents, Diane and Phillip Harris, along with Snead State Golf Coach Chuck Kalanick, back left, and Snead State Athletic Director Mark Richard, back right.

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