Feb. 2, 2013
"We are fortunate to add Julie to our program this semester. She is a world-class player who has lived and competed around the world," Bratton said. "Her experience and talent should allow her to be a big part of our future."
A native of Seoul, South Korea, Yang has enjoyed an accomplished junior career that has seen her record more than 75 tournament victories. Among those wins were triumphs at the Welsh Ladies Open Stroke Play Championship, the Danish International Ladies Amateur Championship and the English Women's Open Stroke Play Championship. She was the youngest winner in the history of all three events.
In 2011, she became the youngest champion in the history of the Women's Trans National Amateur Championship. Additionally, she played in the LPGA's Kia Classic that same year, making the cut before tying for 46th place.
A qualifier for the 2010 RICOH Women's British Open, Yang advanced to match play at the age of 12 at both the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship and U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship in 2008.
Yang was also named an AJGA Rolex All-American in 2007 and 2008.