Amy is first person with Down Syndrome to compete in collegiate championship
Special Olympics Arizona’s Amy Bockerstette is in the news again as she has become the first person with Down Syndrome to compete in a national collegiate athletic championship.
The 22-year-old golfer will play with her Paradise Valley Community College teammates at the NJCAA national championships May 10-13 at Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club in Ormond Beach, Florida.
Bockerstette is the first person with Down syndrome to earn a college athletic scholarship, and she became a viral sensation when she played the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale with PGA Tour player Gary Woodland before the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open. She hit into the bunker on the par-3 stadium hole and got up and down for par, telling everyone “I got this” before sinking an 8-foot putt.
Way to go Amy – Good luck, the SOAZ community will be cheering you on!