LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Tubert and her coach are an inspiration

As we come to the end of the year, we want to take a little time to reflect on the feel-good story of the year (“Meteoric rise,” Wednesday). A very deserved best wishes goes out from us to Emily Tubert, the young and outstanding golfer from John Burroughs High School.

Only a junior, Tubert capped off the year by being named a Rolex Junior All-American by the American Junior Golf Assn. This coming on top of her winning the Pacific League individual championship by an amazing 12 strokes. She has been a three-year varsity golfer, and all three years, she has advanced to the CIF Southern Section playoffs. We got to follow Tubert's year through some excellent reporting by our Burbank Leader sports editor, Jeff Tully.

The coach of the Burroughs High girls' golf team was Mike Krose. A widely known mathematics instructor, Krose is also a highly respected coach. His ability to construct a program where success is built through hard work and concentration has paid terrific dividends through the years. Tubert began athletics at 3 years of age. She has participated competitively in basketball, softball, volleyball, track and field, and other sports. After playing golf for the first time, she was hooked.

So that's our feel-good story of the year. With a great young student athlete, introduced to a program founded by a smart and caring coach, the sky's the limit. Thanks, Tubert and Krose, for a great year. Happy new year.

JOE HOOVEN

Burbank


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