Most athletes dream of having a special senior year before they leave high school.

Most athletes dream of having a special senior year before they leave high school.

For Lone Grove’s Izzy Lette, she didn’t just have a final ride to remember before leaving high school, she had an adventure.

Now with her playing days as a member of the Lady Horns golf team and as a member of the Lady Horns softball team behind her, Lette is now focusing on her next chapter and challenge, playing college golf at Redlands College in El Reno beginning this fall.

Despite having plenty of free time at her disposal however, Lette hasn’t been shying away from the golf course during the summer months, even with extreme heat sometimes rearing its ugly head.

“”I haven’t played in any tournaments or anything like that,” Lette said. “But, I have been practicing as much as I can this summer. For me it’s just been about working on little things and just staying in the proper shape before going off to college.”

During her time as a Lone Grove athlete Lette more than made her mark, especially when it came to the Lady Horns golf program.

During her junior year she and her teammates made the Class 3A state tournament, finishing in the top-five of the team standings.

However, following the state tournament that year, Lette was forced to undergo a procedure to repair a torn hip labrum, which had previously been put off for several months beforehand. 

Despite not being able to return to a golf course until November of her senior year, Lette came back stronger than ever.

But before she made her mark on the links, she first went on a historic voyage with the Lone Grove softball team, which made it to the state tournament this season in Class 4A, claiming the state runner-up trophy at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.

With softball season over, it was time to move into golf mode.

Lette would go on to not only set several school records this season including lowest round, and lowest career average, but she was able to help send retiring girls golf coach Buck Chatham out on a high note as the Lady Horns finished as the Class 3A state runner-up in girls golf.

To put the cherry on top of a successful senior year, Lette was named to the All-Ardmoreite girls golf team for the second year in a row, as well as being named the recipient of the Fighting Heart award at the 2018 Best of the Arbuckles Preps banquet.

“I still don’t think everything has sunk in yet to be honest,” Lette said about her senior year. “There hasn’t really been much of a chance for me to sit down and reject. We all accomplished a lot of great things in golf and in softball, and we all shared a special bond as teammates.”

“All of the coaches and teachers I had at Lone Grove are very special to me,” Lette added. “There’s so many memories there that I’ll always cherish. It’s been a great ride for me.” 

Lette will be trading in her black and white this fall for the colors of Redlands College, when she takes her first steps into the world of college golf. While it’s going to be a new experience in multiple ways, Lette said she’s looking forward to whatever this next chapter of her career brings.

“Getting to travel and play on different courses is something I’m really looking forward to,” she said. “For me it’s all about the experience and just learning how to get better and improve overtime I step out on the course and play in college.”