Times Sports Editor
Former Brazil resident, Zac Treash, signed his National Letter-of-Intent on Thursday to play golf for Ball State University next season.
Treash, a senior at Plainfield High School this season, narrowed his list of schools to Butler, Southern Illinois and Ball State before finally choosing to play for the Cardinals. The decision was especially difficult considering that his father, Jamie Treash, played for the Salukis during his collegiate career.
Zach Treash hopes to major in Business next year and currently carries a GPA of 3.92 on a 4.0 scale.
Treash shot a round of 70 during last season's Martinsville Sectional to place in a four-way tie for first before a playoff. His Quakers finished as runnersup in the sectional.
At the Center Grove Regional played at Hickory Stick Golf Club, Treash shot a 77 to advance to the IHSAA State Finals at the Legends Course in Franklin where he, again carded a round of 77 to finish the season.
The Quakers' senior will join a Cardinals' team that graduated five seniors in 2007 and also had to endure the tragic loss of former Terre Haute South standout, Travis Smith, who was killed in a car crash in January.
Treash will play for head coach Mike Fleck, who has had the head position at Ball State since Aug. 20, 1998. Fleck has plenty of experience with the school after playing for Ball State himself from 1988 to 1992 before becoming just the third coach in program history.
In Fleck's nine seasons, Ball State has won nine tournament titles, including the prestigious First Energy Intercollegiate played at the historic Firestone Golf Club. The Cardinals were the only team under par during the three-round tourney.
Treash will finish his senior season with the Quakers looking to propel Plainfield to another berth in the state finals in the spring of 2008.