The Ball State women's golf team locked up the first recruit of its 2012 class Tuesday with the signing of Karley Dobis to a national letter of intent, coach Katherine Mowat announced.

Dobis, a senior at Homestead High School in Fort Wayne, Ind., shot a 78.2 18-hole average in her senior season. She earned a extensive list of awards in her four years at Homestead, including an appearance as a state finalist, being named to the Fort Wayne New-Sentinel All-Area Team as a junior and senior and being named as the team's Most Valuable Player in her senior year.

Dobis also is tied for the school's 18-hole record with a score of 72.

Dobis added more to her impressive resume with her play in amateur tours this summer. She tied for first in the 2011 Indiana Age Group Championships with a two-round score of 155. Dobis also tied for fourth in the 2011 Indiana Golf Association Pepsi Junior Max Master's Tour and also tied for 36th in the 2011 IGA State Amateur.

Dobis will join Ball State in the 2012 fall season with expectations high for her contributions.