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Lady Tiger Golf Summer Newsletter--Issue One 2010-11 S EASON R ECAP
M EMPHIS W ELCOMES A SSISTANT C OACH T O S TAFF
The 2010-11 campaign was a season of unprecedented success for the Lady Tiger golf program. For the first time since the 1996-97 season, the Lady Tigers won three events (Bobcat Invitational; UAB Fall Beach Blast; Lady Eagle Invitational).
Sportsman comes to the Tigers after completing a four-year letterwinning career with the Arkansas State Red Wolves. The Corpus Christi, Texas, native graduated from Arkansas State in 2009 with her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.
1-The team, set an all-time scoring average of 304.5. The Lady Tigers wrapped up the season with a fourth-place team finish at the C-USA Championship behind a 54-hole team score of 911.
Sportsman will complete her academic career in August of 2011, when she is slated to graduate with her master’s in Sports Management from ASU.
2-Junior Marissa Steen claimed medalist honors in each of the three events the team won, and set a new single-season scoring record with an average of 73.97 strokes per round. She was awarded C-USA Golfer of the Week honors three times during the season, and was named to the C-USA All-Tournament Team after finishing second at the C-USA Championship.
T IGERS W ELCOME F RESHMAN N ATALIE T URK -Was a stand-out dual-sport athlete at Ravenwood High (golf and basketball) -Averaged a nine hole score of 38.5 and an 18 hole score of 76.2 as a senior -Lifted Ravenwood to TSSAA 3A state runner-up titles in both her junior and senior seasons, while pacing the Raptors to four regional and three district golf titles throughout her career -National recipient of the 2011 USGA-AJGA Presidents’ Leadership Award.
3-2010-11 was also successful year for the Lady Tigers, in the classroom. Led by Marissa Steen (4.0), Sarah Mathews (3.89) and Kathleen Glavin (3.87), the Tigers posted a team GPA of 3.72 for the academic year. This tally marked the highest GPA of any athletic program on campus for the 2010-11 season.
*The next issue of the Lady Tiger Summer Newsletter will profile incoming freshman Ashleigh Whisenant
2011 S CRAMBLE T OURNAMENT
D RIVIN ’ M ISS H ELEN
Thanks to the support of numerous sponsors, the 2011 Women’s Golf Scramble Tournament was a tremendous success, raising over $8,500 dollars for the program. The Lady Tiger golf team says “THANKS!” to all who made it such a success. This could not be done without our major sponsors:
Thanks to a generous donation from the Helen Hardin Charitable Trust, the Lady Tiger golf team travels in style in their brand new Mercedes Sprinter van. The team van, affectionately nicknamed “Miss Helen,” offers the newest and most innovative technology.The van includes luxuries such as: wireless internet, satellite television, personal work stations and GPS. For trips that are too long to drive, they have to say “goodbye” to Miss Helen and deal with the headaches of airline travel.
-Baptist Rehab -First Tennessee Bank -Oseman Insurance -Steve and Beverly McDaniel -The barbecue team of Chuck Hutton Chevrolet, who provided lunch for the tournament -The Fairway Club
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