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Dooley is Bellarmine bound

Dooley is Bellarmine bound
Dooley is Bellarmine bound
North HarrisonÂ’s Allison Dooley, shown at the Floyd Central Sectional, will play college golf at Bellarmine University. Photo by Brian Smith (click for larger version)

After completing the single most successful golf career in North Harrison High School history, Allison Dooley will now take her game to NCAA Division II Bellarmine University.
Dooley said she never seriously considered any other school, and, after visiting the campus and meeting coach Art Henry, it was a no-brainer.
‘It’s close to home, a great school and golf team,’ Dooley said. ‘It has everything I want.’
Allison’s parents, Robert and Donitta Dooley, were thrilled with the decision.
‘I’ve never heard a bad thing said about Bellarmine,’ Robert said.
Also playing an instrumental role in Dooley’s decision was her swing coach from The Cardinal Club in Simpsonville, Ky., Betty Baird Kregor. Dooley has worked with Kregor the majority of her high school career.
Dooley’s high school and summer junior tour accomplishments are endless, bookended with state finals appearances in her freshman and senior seasons.
Dooley will spend the rest of the summer working at her home course, New Salisbury Golf Course, under manager John Black. The course has been Dooley’s home away from home since middle school.
She plans to attend Bellarmine’s Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Bellarmine competes in the Great Lakes Valley Conference, which includes the University of Indianapolis, Drury University (Springfield, Mo.), University of Southern Indiana, Northern Kentucky University, Rockhurst University (Kansas City, Mo.) , Lewis University (Romeoville, Ill.), University of Missouri-St. Louis, Kentucky Wesleyan, Quincy University (Quincy, Ill.) and St. Joseph’s College of Indiana.
Bellarmine returns NCAA East Regional competitor Sarah DuPlessis, a senior from Elizabethtown.
Dooley reports to school Aug. 10 for practice.