Welcome to the family, @rachelheck2020!— excel sports (@excelsm) October 18, 2021
The reigning NCAA individual champion and ANNIKA Award winner has signed with Excel for NIL representation. #exceling pic.twitter.com/DGI5tMWOs4
With name, image and likeness opportunities now available to college Golfers, it’s not a surprise to see golfers landing agents or deals.
The first I’ve seen to go public in announcing an agent signing: Stanford’s Rachel Heck, class of 2024 and joining the Excel stable of golf clients that includes Tiger Woods, Justin Rose and Gary Woodland. Heck notes her agent contact bio in her Twitter bio as any good NIL pursuer would, but it’s still surreal to see amateur golfers open for business for any number of reasons. Starting with the inconsistency of non-collegiate elite amateur golfers not able to similarly benefit, merely because they do not go to an NCAA institution.
Meanwhile, Heck has competition on the already loaded Stanford women’s team. Freshman Rose Zhang has won the individual title in her first three starts, reports Ryan Herrington, who shares some wild stats from Zhang’s blazing start.
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