IJGA has a student life that is abundant in diversity and culture.
IJGA is a wonderful place to live. Students find themselves surrounded by a family of caring Residential Instructors and Student Carestaff dedicated to each individual’s success. We take great pride in the privilege of challenging and supporting all students as they work to become their best in school, in golf and most importantly, in life.
IJGA is a specialized form of boarding school which offers a depth of nurturing, education, student support, nutrition, physical and mental performance, character development and golf training most children cannot get at home. At the core of your child’s experience will be a safe environment at all levels. With professional chefs, IJGA provides an exceptionally nutritious and balanced diet. Our Residential Advisors and Tutors are on hand for your children and have the highest level of expertise and education. And of course, our training facilities and golf coaching team provide a level of attention to your child’s growth in golf to help them reach their goals.
Attending IJGA brings the highest level of expertise in all the components needed for your child’s ultimate success, in a centralized campus, where they can develop good habits, sociability, independence and character development.
And now, housing is available on the Old Carolina centralized campus for our female student-athletes!
Meet the Student Life Team
Assistant Director of Student Life
Laurel comes to us from York Springs, Pennsylvania. Laurel enjoys playing soccer, being involved in service while travelling in the global community, and always trying new ways to learn more! Laurel has been gaining experience within the past 10 years in residential and client services in healthcare, athletics, and the university settings. She has two college degrees in Health Science and Professional Studies, and Student Development and Administration.
Barb Bausch loves working with children, youth and young adults in athletics and life development. Barb started working at IJGA in 2017. Before then, she spent many years working as college basketball coach. Barb played basketball and volleyball in college – and loves a good competition. She has a Masters in Sport Psychology focusing on mental skills for sport performance. Barb’s passions include travel and getting to know people from all parts of the world. She loves to promote understanding and caring about each other.
Bronson Crim comes from western Kentucky and has been involved in athletics his entire life. From organizing an athletic program for an orphanage to playing football for nearly a decade, he is ready to tackle any challenge. Bronson also loves to immerse himself in new cultures, has a constant hunger to grow, and loves helping others better themselves. Bronson was an active member of his church youth group, allowing him to grow in working with students battling the stresses of modern academia. Bronson looks forward to bettering his personal and professional self here at IJGA!
Ashley Crim was born in California but moved to Tennessee as a child. She has a degree in Multimedia Journalism with minors in Communications and Spanish. She has younger siblings so has always enjoyed working with children and teenagers! Ashley also helps with special events planning and marketing. She is excited to gain more leadership experience and can’t wait to positively influence the lives of IJGA students!
Taofeek Ibrahim is a veteran Residential Instructor. He has lived in New Jersey, New York City,and Upstate New York. He enjoys playing basketball, working out and researching everything. A fashionista with a wicked shoe collection, Taofeek is revered by many for his patience, wisdom and commitment to students. He is currently completing studies for a Masters degree.
Karah Russell is our newest Residential Instructor, but you would hardly know it. In just one year’s time, Karah has worked hard to become a go-to RI. Students enjoy her for her patience and compassion. Coming from the midwest USA, Karah brought with her a knack for hospitality and helping everyone feel at home. Karah loves video games, books and her cat, Milly. She’s currently working, too, to help students further their English skills through in house education.
Born and raised in northeastern Pennsylvania, Diane has been in the low country for 20 plus years. She worked in the culinary business for 40 years, First, as a cook, and than a chef for a successful catering company. Throughout the years she has learned from some great chefs. She brings skill and caring to every meal she prepares. In her time out of the kitchen she is a phenomenal bowler, wife and mother to two grown boys.
Jean-Jacques (JJ) N’ganga
Jean-Jacques (JJ) N’ganga is a native of France and only started learning English 7 years ago. Today, he is happily married to Alexis N’ganga native of Bluffton. JJ was student-athlete throughout his college career. He played basketball and earned a communications degree at The University of New Mexico. JJ holds a master of education from Mercer University. In his off time, JJ and his wife enjoy anything to do with basketball, exploring new places, and doing the most they can for all whom they can.