Catherine Dolan Kelsey Welber
Missouri Statee Women’sSoccer Golf Women’s
Missouri State Bears: front row (l-r) -- Emily Matthews, Hermine Greyling, Kelsey Welber, Amy Bowen; back row (l-r) -- Assistant coach Don Mills, Catherine Dolan, Rikke Falsner, Emily Potts, Emma Clegg, head coach Kevin Kane
2010-11 Roster Name Amy Bowen* Emma Clegg* Catherine Dolan** Rikke Falsner Hermine Greyling* Emily Matthews** Emily Potts** Kelsey Welber**
Yr. So. So. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr.
Ht. 5-6 5-5 5-7 5-4 5-4 5-10 5-6 5-2
Hometown/High School Benton, Ark./Benton Blackburn, Lancashire, England/Clitheroe Royal Ballwin, Mo./Parkway West Charlottenlund, Denmark/Oreggaard Cape Town, South Africa/Rhenish Girls Cape Girardeau, Mo./Notre Dame Springfield, Mo./Catholic Plano, Texas/West
Head Coach: Kevin Kane (Northern Iowa ‘84) Assistant Coach: Don Mills * Denotes MSU letters earned
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2010-11 Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC Missouri State Quick Facts/Golf Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bear Coaches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Player Profiles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8 Springfield and the Ozarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Missouri State University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-13 Facilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Record Book. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Missouri Valley Conference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 2010-11 Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BC
Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901 South National Avenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Springfield, Missouri 65897 Year Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1905 Enrollment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,949 (Springfield campus) President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. James Cofer Faculty Athletics Representative. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Bruce Johnson Director of Athletics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Moats School Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maroon & White Nickname. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bears Affiliation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Division I Conference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Missouri Valley University Web Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.missouristate.edu Athletics Web Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.missouristatebears.com
Golf Information Head Coach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Kane (Northern Iowa ‘84) Golf Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-4138 Golf Fax. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-8475 E-Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KevinKane@missouristate.edu Assistant Coach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Don Mills 2010 Conference Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fifth Letterwinners Returning/Lost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7/2
uuJuniors Catherine Dolan (l) and Kelsey Welber are the Bears’ top two returners and ranked 1-2 on the team in scoring average in the fall.
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Head Coach 9th year at MSU (17th overall) Northern Iowa, 1984 In his ninth season directing the Missouri State program, Kevin Kane has brought renewed recognition and respect to the Bears’ program and taken it to a level of success unprecedented in school history. Kane, a 1984 Northern Iowa graduate, has made a habit of turning struggling programs around and has led the Bears to an historic turnaround. Since 2002, the Bears have steadily worked their way back into the regional spotlight, climbing from a sixth-place conference finish the year prior to his arrival to consistent conference contenders. The Bears climbed to as high as 58th nationally four years ago, the loftiest ranking in school history, and has remained one of the top teams in the Missouri Valley Conference and region ever since. MSU has rewritten the school record book over the past eight seasons and put itself in position to make a run at its first post-season competition since 2001. Last season was the best in school history as the Bears won two tournaments, finished second in another and continued their assault on the record book. They captured titles at their own Payne Stewart Memorial and the Hawkeye Intercollegiate. In their Stewart victory, the Bears stormed from behind in the final round with a school-record 290 to capture the crown. At the final fall tournament, the FIU/Pat Bradley Invitational, MSU shot 890, the best 54-hole score in school history. The Bears placed third at the conference championship for the second time in three seasons in 2007, although that was a disappointment after their record-setting regular season. MSU captured a pair of tournament titles that year and finished second twice. They were the highest-ranked team in the Valley throughout the season and had three all-conference performers, including the inaugural MVC Player of the Year Sally Hinton. Prior to his arrival at MSU, Kane spent eight seasons at UNI, where he rebuilt a team that had finished more than 100 strokes out of second-last place in the conference the year before he took over leadership of the program. In his last four seasons guiding the Panthers, they were the only team to finish in the top three at the conference championship all four years. In 2002, Kane guided the Panthers to two tournament titles and second place at the MVC championship — still the highest finish in school history. He also was voted MVC Coach of the Year for the second time by his peers in 2002 after previously winning the honor in 1998. Success for the Bears hasn’t just been limited to the golf course. In the classroom, they led all MSU’s women’s sports teams in grade point average in the 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2008-09 seasons and are perennially well represented on the Missouri Valley Scholar-Athlete Team. This past season, MSU was ranked eighth nationally among all women’s golf programs over all divisions with a 3.63 team GPA. “We certainly want to have success on the golf course,” said Kane, “and strive to do everything we can to make that happen. But success in the classroom is equally important, because you’re here to get an education first. The percentage of people who go on to play golf for a living is very small, so it’s the quality of the education you take with you that’s the most important, and we try not to lose sight of that.” The Bernard, Iowa, native and his wife, Laurie, live in Springfield with their daughters, Kelsey (20), a sophomore at MSU, and Allison (16).
MILLS Assistant Coach Sixth year Don Mills is in his sixth full season with the Bears, having joined the program as an assistant coach in February, 2005. Mills has brought a wealth of knowledge from a lifetime around the game as a player and teacher. He is a member of the Professional Golf Teachers and Coaches Association and serves as the teaching professional at The Range at James River in Springfield. He retired from a career at Jumping Jack Shoes in 1997. An accomplished player with seven career holes-in-one to his credit, Mills competes frequently on the state and local amateur circuit and has been a past Springfield Senior Golf Association champion. He also is a past winner of the Missouri Golf Association Senior Four-Ball Championship and runner-up at the MGA Senior Amateur. “We’re so lucky to have Don as part of our program,” says head coach Kevin Kane. “He’s been able to pass along a lot of knowledge, common sense and counsel to our players and me. He’s a good coach, has helped to make me a better coach and helps make our players better. Don’s an important part of our team.” Mills and his wife, Nancy, reside in Springfield.
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Player Profiles Catherine
Junior w Ballwin, Mo. Parkway West Fall 2010: Got off to a great start to her junior year, taking runner-up honors at
the season-opening Redbird Invitational by shooting 74-74-76--224 and went off to place in the Bears’ top two in every tournament...Led the team and ranked third in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 75.79 scoring average... Her 73-72-75--220 at the Johnie Imes Invitational earned her a ninth-place finish and MVC Golfer of the Week honors, while the 220 total was the fourthbest individual 54-hole score in MSU history...Finished the fall with a 77.09 career scoring mark, second in school history...Tied for 53rd at the Golfweek Conference Challenge with 77-78-81--236...Collected the last of her three top10 finishes at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial, tying for ninth by recording 74-76-77--227...Finished the fall with a tie for 12th at Memphis with 76-78-154...Ranked first in the Valley by Golfstat after the fall season. 2009-10: After qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Amateur in St. Louis over the summer, she picked up where she left off after her outstanding freshman year, pacing the Bears in their first tournament at Nebraska, shooting 79-78-72-229 to tie for 27th...Led the team and ranked fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference in scoring average at 76.97, which places her sixth on the school’s single-season list...Notched three top-10 finishes to give her seven already in four collegiate semesters...Tied for fourth at the Hawkeye Intercollegiate with 72-81-74--227 and took eighth at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial after 81-75-72--228...Showed great consistency in the fall as her five 54-hole tournament scores ranged from 226 to 232...Her low of 226 came at the FIU/ Pat Bradley Invitational as she shot 75-76-75...Shot 78-73-81--232 to tie for 26th at the Johnie Imes Invitational...Tied for fifth at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship, shooting 75-74-78--227, to earn her second allconference honor in as many seasons...Placed 29th overall at the Indiana and Jackrabbit Invitationals, posting 79-73-75--227 at Indiana and 82-76-72--230 at the Jackrabbit in Primm Valley, Calif. 2008-09: Wasted no time establishing herself as one of the top players in the Valley, placing third, just a stroke out of first, in her first collegiate tournament, shooting 74-73--147 at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial and placing in the top 20 of all five fall tournaments...Followed that up with an eighth-place finish against a much stronger field at the Johnnie Imes Invitational at Missouri, firing 75-74-73--222, after which she was named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week...Was one of two freshmen to earn a spot on the all-conference team and was voted MVC Newcomer of the Year by the league’s coaches after leading the team with a 77.83 scoring average and ranking fourth in the Valley...Also led the team and tied for 20th at the tough Challenge at Wolfdancer after shooting 79-79-75--233 to finish the fall...Went 76-81-78--235 to tie for 18th at the ORU Shootout and 85-81--166 to take 20th at the MVC Preview...In the spring, finished eighth at the Valley tournament, sandwiching a career-low 71 in between 79 and 83 for 233...Also was ninth at Rio Verde with 79-72-73--224 and 12th at Bradley with 79-82--161. Background: Capped off a stellar high school career by winning the state Class 2 tournament and then capturing the state junior title in 2008...Medalist at the Girls Four-State Championship, earning the victory over the best players from Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska...Qualified for the Optimist International Junior Championship, PGA Junior Championship and the championship flight of the Women’s Western Junior Championship in 2008, while also placing second at the Pepsi Little Peoples for the second consecutive year... The previous year, won the St. Louis Metropolitan Junior Championship and posted four other top-five finishes, including second at the Pepsi Little Peoples and third at the PGA Junior Series event in Oklahoma.
Personal: Catherine Rose Dolan was born April 29, 1990, in St. Louis, Mis-
souri...Daughter of John and Ann Dolan and has five siblings...Majoring in Business.
Dolan’s Career Stats
Year Rds. Strokes Avg. In 70’s Low 2008-09 30 2335 77.8 19 71 2009-10 30 2309 76.9 23 72 Fall 2010 14 1061 75.8 13 72 Total 74 5705 77.1 55 71
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Player Profiles Emily
POTTS Junior w Springfield, Mo. Catholic Fall 2010: Played in four of the Bears’ five tournaments, missing only the Golf-
week Conference Challenge, averaging 80.82 in 11 rounds...Best finish was a tie for 25th at the season-opening Redbird Invitational, where she carded 7882-81--241...Also placed 38th at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial by shooting 83-80-79--242 and 44th at Memphis with 82-80--162...Finished 77th at the Johnie Imes, posting 79-83-82--244. 2009-10: One of the most improved players in the Missouri Valley Conference, shaving nearly five strokes off her freshman scoring average to 79.21 in 14 rounds, which ranked her 24th in the league...Was consistent in her two fall tournament outings, shooting 81-81-78--240 in the season opener at Nebraska, and 81-77-77-235 for a tie for 29th at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial... Her pair of 77’s were career low rounds...Just prior to starting the fall season, finished second in the Springfield City Women’s Championship...Shot 78-78-156 in at the White Wing Invitational at Rio Verde, her first competition of the spring, and placed fourth...Tied for 53rd at the UALR Classic by posting 7880-79--237 and 71st at Indiana with 80-84-77--241 to close out her spring. 2008-09: Averaged 84.11 in 18 rounds in her first collegiate campaign...Began her college career by shooting 85-78--163 and tying for 36th at the MSU/ Payne Stewart Memorial...Her final two events of the fall came under the toughest of conditions as she shot 84-84--168 at the Missouri Valley Conference Preview, and 83-81-87--251 at the Challenge at Wolfdancer...Saw action in four of the team’s six spring outings...Shot 82-83-84--249 at Rio Verde in her first spring tournament and closed out with 85-85--170 and a tie for 49th at the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic. Background: Attended Springfield Catholic High School, which did not have a girls’ golf team, so competed four years on the boys’ team and was a member of the Irish squads that placed fourth and fifth, respectively, at the state tournament her junior and senior years...As a senior, tied for 30th individually of 123 players at the boys’ state tournament...Won the Marshfield Invitational her senior season and her district meet as a junior against otherwise all-boys fields...A three-time Springfield City Girls Champion and a member of the Missouri Four-State Team which defeated Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska in 2006, a tournament in which she placed second...The 2007 recipient of the Payne Stewart Family Foundation Junior Golf Scholarship Award. Personal: Emily Anne Potts was born December 25, 1989 in Springfield, Missouri...Daughter of Chip and Cathy Potts...Emily is majoring in Finance.
Potts’ Career Stats
Year Rds. Strokes Avg. In 70’s Low 2008-09 18 1514 84.1 1 78 2009-10 14 1109 79.2 8 77 Fall 2010 11 889 80.8 3 78 Total 43 3512 81.7 12 77
Athletics Mission Statement Missouri State University is committed to an intercollegiate athletics program which complements the mission of the University and operates in accordance with the principles and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. As a member of various athletics conferences, Missouri State is committed to academic and athletics excellence, sound fiscal management practices, enhancement of the physical and educational welfare of student-athletes, equal opportunity, character development, principles of amateurism, and the fundamental values of sportsmanship, civility, and the common virtue of good citizenship.
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Player Profiles Emily
Junior w Cape Girardeau, Mo. Notre Dame
Junior w Plano, Texas West
Fall 2010: Opened her season with best career finish, placing 26th at the Drury Shootout with 82-80--162...Tied career best with 79 in the first round at the Payne Stewart Memorial, following with 87-85 for 251 total and tie for 65th. 2009-10: Played in the Payne Stewart Memorial and tied for 63rd by carding 81-90-79--250...Final-round 79 was her best collegiate round...Shot 86-82-168 and finished 34th at the Drury Shootout...Averaged 83.6 in five rounds. 2008-09: Got her first taste of college action at the season-opening Payne Stewart Memorial, where she shot 89-85--174 to tie for 58th...Also played in the spring at the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic, shooting 93-87--180. Background: Competed on the Notre Dame High boys’ team since the school did not have a girls’ squad...A four-sport standout at ND, she was an all-district volleyball player and member of the basketball and soccer teams...Won four Gateway PGA events in 2007 and competed in a pair of AJGA events...Finished fourth at the Gateway PGA Tour Championship in 2008. Personal: Emily Jo Matthews was born January 1, 1990 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri...Daughter of Mark and Susan Matthews...Majoring in Communicative Disorders.
Matthews’ Career Stats
Year Rds. Strokes Avg. In 70’s Low 2008-09 4 354 88.5 0 85 2009-10 5 418 83.6 1 79 Fall 2010 5 413 82.6 1 79 Total 14 1185 84.6 2 79
Fall 2010: Picked up where she left off the previous season, compiling a 77.0
scoring average while playing in all 14 rounds, placing her second for MSU and eighth in the Missouri Valley Conference...After getting off to a slow start, finished up strong in the last three tournaments, picking up a pair of top-five finishes and averaging 75.0 in those final eight rounds...Named MVC Golfer of the Week after tying for fifth at the Memphis Invitational, where she shot 76-76--152, the sixth-best 36-hole total in school history...Tied for second at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial after firing 78-70-75--223; the 70 tied her career best and is the third-best 18-hole score in the MSU record book... Shot 73-76-76--225 and tied for 22nd at the Johnie Imes Invitational...Tied for 25th at Illinois State to open the fall with 78-84-79--241 and finished 55th at the Golfweek Conference Challenge...Finished the fall ranked third on the school’s career scoring average chart with a 77.8 mark. 2009-10: As a sophomore, built on her outstanding freshman campaign, recording a 77.13 scoring average, which ranked her third on the team and ninth in the Missouri Valley Conference...That figure also is the eighth-best singleseason mark in MSU history...In the classroom, named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team for maintaining a 3.90 GPA while majoring in Marketing...Recorded four top-10 finishes, including a tie for third after shooting 75-78-70--223 at the Payne Stewart Memorial...Closed out the fall with 77-73-77--227 at the FIU/Pat Bradley Invitational to tie for 35th...One of four Bears to place in the top 15 at the Hawkeye Intercollegiate after carding 80-79-75--234...Enjoyed a strong spring campaign after missing the first tournament due to injury, recording three top-10 finishes in the remaining five outings...Shot 76-76-72--224 to tie for ninth at the Rio Verde Invitational, her first outing after coming off the injury, and earned league Golfer of the Week honors...Recorded her best career 54 holes and placed eighth at Indiana with 72-78-72--222...Earned her second top 10 in as many years at the MVC Championship by shooting 76-78-78--232 to finish 10th. 2008-09: Immediately established herself as one of the top players in the MVC...Led MSU in scoring average in the spring (77.94) and finished the year second overall on the team and ninth in the MVC with a 78.90 mark...One of two freshmen to earn selection to the all-league team after placing a team-best fifth at the Valley meet...Posted runner-up finishes at Oral Roberts (72-75-80-227) and Bradley (75-77--152) to lead the team with three top-five finishes... Shot a career-low 72 twice, at Oral Roberts and Rio Verde...In her first collegiate tournament, tied for 17th, shooting 84-74--158, then had her runner-up finish at ORU in just her third collegiate outing...Placed in the Bears’ top two in five of the six spring tournaments...Low for the Bears in the spring opener at Kiawah Island, shooting 82-80-76--236...Tied for 26th at Rio Verde after shooting 80-72-77--229, 20th at Baylor after posting 77-81-76--234. Background: One of the top players in Texas as a senior and ranked 59th nationally in the AJGA/Polo Rankings...As a senior, won the Texas Junior Golf Tour’s Holiday Classic and placed second and third, respectively, at the TexasOklahoma Red River Challenge and Houstonian Invitational...Also notched a third-place finish at the Starburst Junior Championship and fourth at the Texas Junior Championship...A four-time all-district performer at Plano West and two-time selection to the Dallas Morning News all-area team...Earned selection to the TJGT’s All-Tour Team as a senior for finishing in the top six in the point standings...Recorded a pair of top-10 AJGA finishes in 2007, including fourth at the Stars of Texas Championship...In her final tournament before entering college, captured the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship in Dallas.
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Player Profiles Amy
BOWEN Sophomore w Benton, Ark. Benton Fall 2010: Averaged 88.8 in five rounds with a low of 82 in the second round of
the Drury Fall Shootout...Carded 90-93-89--272 and placed 89th at the MSU/ Payne Stewart Memorial...Tied for 62nd at Drury with 90-82--172. 2009-10: Competed in the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial, shooting 96-89-85-270 to finish tied for 79th...Tied for 30th at the Drury Shootout after posting 85-81--166...Averaged 87.2 for the season in five rounds. Background: A four-time all-state performer in Arkansas, placing in the top 10 all four years at the Class 6-A state tournament, including second as a sophomore and fourth as a junior...Led her Benton High School team to the state title as a senior after three straight runner-up finishes and was ranked ninth in the final 2008 Arkansas State Golf Association Player of the Year Standings. Personal: Amy Lynn Bowen was born November 3, 1990 in Little Rock, Arkansas...daughter of Charlie and Debbie Bowen...Has an older brother who also attends MSU...Majoring in Business Management. Personal: Kelsey Marie Welber was born May 24, 1990 in Lawrence, Massa-
chusetts...Daughter of Dave and Brenda Welber...Majoring in Marketing.
Welber’s Career Stats
Year Rds. Strokes Avg. In 70’s Low 2008-09 30 2367 78.9 14 72 2009-10 30 2314 77.1 21 70 Fall 2010 14 1078 77.0 12 70 Total 74 5759 77.8 47 70
Bowen’s Career Stats
Year Rds. Strokes Avg. In 70’s Low 2009-10 5 436 87.2 0 81 Fall 2010 5 444 88.8 0 82 Total 10 880 88.0 0 81
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Player Profiles Emma
CLEGG Sophomore w Lancashire, Blackburn, U.K. Clitheroe Royal Fall 2010: Became a regular member of the Bears’ traveling squad, playing in
all five tournaments and ranking fourth on the team with a 79.8 scoring average...Opened the year with her best college finish, a tie for 19th, at the Redbird Invitational by posting 81-79-78--238; concluded the fall with another tie for 19th at the Memphis Invitational, carding 79-77--156...Had a season-low 76 in the final round of the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial after 86-79 the first two rounds for a 241 total and 37th place...Notched 79-78-80--237 and a tie for 61st at the Johnie Imes Invitational...Finished the fall ranked 15th in the Missouri Valley Conference by Golfstat. 2009-10: Played in five tournaments in her first year with the Bears, averaging 79.9 in 14 rounds, eight of them in the 70’s...Shot a consistent 80-79-79--238 at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial to place 41st in her first collegiate action...Enjoyed her best collegiate tournament to open the spring, placing 30th in a field of 172 players and second on the team at the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate, where she carded 79-73-75--227...Tied for 52nd at the Rio Verde Invitational with 79-78-81--238...Also shot 79-84--163 to tie for 24th at the Drury Shootout. Background: A three-time Lancashire Schools Champion who placed third at the Lancashire Girls’ Championship in 2008...Won the Northeast Region of the Faldo Junior Series and went on to finish third in the Scotland and Northeast England final...Also reached the quarterfinals of the Lancashire Ladies Championship and advanced to the championship flight of the 2008 English Girls’ Championship. Personal: Emma Louise Clegg was born October 30, 1990 in Preston, Lancashire, the daughter of David and Linda Clegg...Majoring in Geography with a minor in Planning.a minor in Planning.
GREYLING Sophomore w Cape Town, So. Africa Rhenish Girls
Clegg’s Career Stats
Year Rds. Strokes Avg. In 70’s Low 2009-10 14 1119 79.9 8 73 Fall 2010 14 1117 79.8 8 76 Total 28 2236 79.9 16 73
Fall 2010: Played in four of five tournaments and compiled an 81.0 average
in 12 rounds, missing only the Memphis Invitational...Shot 83-79-80--242 to open the season and tie for 31st at the Redbird Invitational...Tied for 73rd at the Golfweek Conference Challenge after shooting 83-79-81--245 and 71st at the Johnie Imes with 77-82-81--240, her best 54-hole score of the fall... Finished 51st at the Payne Stewart Memorial with 85-80-82--247...Her 79.40 career scoring average places her eighth on MSU’s all-time chart. 2009-10: Made an immediate impact for the Bears in her first year, playing in all 11 tournaments and compiling the second-best freshman scoring average in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 78.82...Best finish was a tie for fourth at the Hawkeye Intercollegiate, where she shot 72-82-73--227...Tied for fifth at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial after shooting 79-72-75--226...Ninteen of her 33 rounds were in the 70’s and she posted four 72’s...Shot 78-76-78-232 to tie for 36th in her first collegiate tournament at Nebraska...Closed the fall season by tying for 49th at the FIU/Pat Bradley Invitational with 72-8377--232...Opened the spring at the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate, where she tied for 57th of 172 players by carding 72-80-79--231...Was second on the team and 41st overall at the UALR Classic after shooting 83-75-76--234.
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Player Profiles Rikke
Background: Ranked as high as fourth nationally in 2008 and finished the
year with a seventh-place finish at the South African Girls Championship... Captured the Boland Province Junior Championship her last three years and finished second in the Boland Senior Championship in 2008...As a junior, finished fifth overall in the prestigious Gus and Raymond Ackerman Trophy and seventh in the Western Province Championships...Also won the junior title at the South African Games and finished sixth at the Ernie Els World Junior Invitational. Personal: Hermine was born April 20, 1990, the daughter of Hill and Isabel Greyling in Cape Town, South Africa...Majoring in Exercise & Movement Science...Says her biggest sports thrill was shooting 69 in the prestigious Gus and Raymond Ackerman Trophy in her native South Africa.
Greyling’s Career Stats
FALSNER Freshman w Charlottenlund, Denmark Oreggard Fall 2010: Quickly became one of the Bears’ top players and one of the best
Year Rds. Strokes Avg. In 70’s Low 2009-10 33 2601 78.8 19 72 Fall 2010 12 972 81.0 3 77 Total 45 3573 79.4 22 72
players in the Missouri Valley Conference...Played in four of the team’s five tournaments, missing the Johnie Imes Invitational due to an injury...Finished the fall third on the team and 11th in the Valley with a 78.09 scoring average, which also placed her second among newcomers in the conference...Best finish was a tie for 11th at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial, where she shot 78-73-77--228...Was the team’s top finisher at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, shooting 73-79-79--231 and tying for 46th...Tied for 22nd at her first collegiate tournament, the Redbird Invitational, where she posted 81-80-78-239...Ranked ninth in the league according to Golfstat. Background: Finished third at the 2010 Danish Ladies Championship and placed 19th on the Danish Order of Merit...Took second at the 2008 Danish Junior Girls and captured the 2008 and 2009 Kokkedal Junior Open...Also excelled in handball in her native Denmark, where she was a member of the junior national team from 2005-07 and earned a bronze medal with her team at the 2007 national championship. Personal: Rikke Louise Hoy Falsner was born March 14, 1991 in Gentofte, Denmark...Daughter of Stephan Falsner and Lisa Hoy Falsner...Plans to major in Economics and eventually study law.
Year Fall 2010
Falsner’s Career Stats
Rds. Strokes Avg. In 70’s Low 11 859 78.1 8 73
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Springfield & the Ozarks A Perfect Location
While Springfield, Mo., provides the perfect mix of a small town feel with big city opportunities, the city also sits within a day’s drive of several other large metropolitan areas: Metropolitan Area Miles Kansas City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Tulsa, Okla.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220 Little Rock, Ark.. . . . . . . . . . 234 Memphis, Tenn.. . . . . . . . . . 285 Dallas, Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . 430 Chicago, Ill.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 515 The Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) is one of the fastest growing regional airports in the U.S. The airport now features six airlines that fly direct to 12 different major hubs.
Missouri State University sits in Springfield, Mo., the hub of the Ozarks region and the third-largest city in Missouri. Known across the region as “The Queen City of the Ozarks,” the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area covers five counties in southwest Missouri with a total population of 390,986. Springfield is located in one of the state’s most scenic areas and one of the country’s fast-growing regions. Here is just a sampling of the national recognition that Springfield has received in the last five years: uEmployment Review recognized Springfield as one of America’s top 10 places to live and work. uSports Illustrated recognized Springfield as Missouri’s Sports Town USA. uExpansion Management put Springfield among its top 50 metro areas for “Quality of Life.” uSpringfield was a named a top-30 city for women by the Ladies Home Journal.
Professional sports have found a home in Springfield, as well. The MSU baseball team shares its home field (Hammons Field-left) with the Springfield Cardinals -- Double-A Minor League affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Springfield Cardinals compete in the historic Texas League. The Springfield Lasers of World TeamTennis play at Cooper Tennis Complex. Springfield also hosts the Price Cutter Charity Championship each summer at Highland Springs Country Club. The Charity Championship is a stop on the PGA’s Nationwide Tour.
The Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts is a 2,220 seat multi-purpose performance facility owned and operated by Missouri State University. Since its gala opening in October, 1992, the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts has met and exceeded the expectations of arts enthusiasts. Hammons Hall presents a full season which includes touring Broadway musical productions, single performances covering the gamut of entertainment from classical music to jazz to dance to theatre, children’s shows, and an emerging concert artists recital series. In keeping with Hammons Hall’s mission to serve the student population, university concerts, recitals and lectures are also part of the season’s schedule. Community arts tenants include the Springfield Symphony and Springfield Regional Opera.
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This is Missouri State Mission
Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive university system with a mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons while achieving five goals: democratizing society, incubating new ideas, imagining Missouri’s future, making Missouri’s future, and modeling ethical and effective behavior. The University’s identity is distinguished by its statewide mission in public affairs, requiring a campus-wide commitment to foster competence and responsibility in the common vocation of citizenship. The academic experience is grounded in a general education curriculum which draws heavily from the liberal arts and sciences. This foundation provides the basis for mastery of disciplinary and professional studies. It also provides essential forums in which students develop the capacity to make wellinformed, independent critical judgments about the cultures, values, and institutions in society. The task of developing educated persons obligates the University to expand the store of human understanding through research, scholarship and creative endeavor, and drawing from that store of understanding, to provide service to the communities that support it. In all of its programs, the University uses the most effective methods of discovering and imparting knowledge and the appropriate use of technology in support of these activities. The University functions through a multi-campus system that is integrated to address the needs of its constituents.
uuConstructed in 1908 as the first campus building after the founding of Missouri State University, Carrington Hall (above) houses many of the University’s administrative offices, as well as an auditorium that is used for classes, concerts, films, lectures, and other special events.
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he University offers more than 150 undergraduate majors in six different academic colleges, 48 graduate programs, as well as a doctorate in Audiology. MSU also provides pre-professional programs for students planning to enter fields such as dentistry, engineering, journalism, law, medicine, and theology.
Academic Colleges College of College of College of College of College of College of
Arts and Letters Business Administration Education Health and Human Services Humanities and Public Affairs Natural and Applied Sciences
Honors College The Honors College provides a program of enhanced, advanced study and recognition for students of unusually strong academic achievement and motivation. The College exists to provide these students with intellectual opportunities beyond those generally found in traditional programs, including smaller and enriched classes and the option to pursue their own research and creative interests.
The Competitive Edge Missouri State students gain a competitive edge through the state’s largest internship program. Students have the opportunities to experience cutting-edge research and interact with nationally recognized faculty and private-industry partners, paving the way for graduates to succeed at top graduate and professional schools across the nation.
Did You Know... ►Missouri State is one of
only 81 institutions - and the only school in Missouri - to be honored by The Princeton Review in its book, Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement. ►The
University offers certificates to recognize students who complete a core of prescribed courses designed to significantly increase competency in a stated discipline area. ►The
Springfield campus had 718 full-time instructional faculty in fall 2007, of which 42% were female and 63% were tenured.
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Academic Success Achievement Center The academic and developmental well-being of the modern student-athlete is a vital facet of the overall educational experience, brought into focus by the Achievement Center for Intercollegiate Athletics (ACIA). Established in 1996, ACIA assists more than 500 student-athletes. ACIA acting director Darren Wienberg works with four graduate assistants and tutors from academic disciplines to strengthen the student-athlete academic base. Staff members work to monitor academic progress, registration and computer labs. An ACIA emphasis is to work with first-time freshmen and transfers to ease their academic adjustment. The goal is to develop good academic habits at the beginning of the MSU experience. All new athletes attend weekly meetings with an ACIA staff member. Required study halls meet five nights a week and are divided by academic specialties. In monitoring eligibility, the ACIA has faculty representatives in each academic college to assist with academic monitoring. Staff members meet with individual professors as necessary, and the department’s compliance staff monitors adherence to NCAA regulations for all current and prospective student-athletes.
Bears Women’s Golf Earns National Academic Recognition ►The
Missouri State women’s golf team was one of the top programs in the nation in the classroom for the 2009-10 season, according to the National Golf Coaches Association. The Bears posted a 3.63 team grade point average to rank eighth nationally among all divisions in NCAA women’s golf. Five of the nine team members earned recognition to the Dean’s List (3.50 GPA or better) and five also posted a 4.00 GPA at least one semester. The team received a similar honor in 2004-05, ranking 16th nationally, and 2008-09, ranking 24th. ►130
MSU student-athletes were honored by the Missouri Valley Conference for their work in the classroom last year, including 37 who received the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award, and four Bears who earned the President’s Council Academic Excellence Award .
MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorees ►Missy
Linnens (2006, 2007, 2008) Hinton (2005, 2006, 2007) ►Amy Phalajivin (2007) ►Megan Hanson (2005) ►Keeley Dolan (2003, 2004) ►Katie Howard (1999, 2000) ►Lisa Horton (1997) ►Sally
uuIn addition to being named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year in 2008, Missy Linnens was a two-time NGCA All-American Scholar and three-time first team Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete.
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Facilities Athletic Training The MSU Athletic Training staff has combined
for more than 90 years experience in athletic training. Included are Director of Athletic Training Services Ivan Milton, Assistant Director Robin Meeks, athletic trainers Jim Penkalski, Shannon Derricks and Steve Sawchak, and five graduate assistants. All are certified by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and licensed by the Missouri State Board of Healing Arts. Also included are 14 athletic training students who work with student-athletes with supervision by staff members. A great asset is the involvement of physicians and medical personnel from the community and Missouri State’s Taylor Health and Wellness Center. MSU also receives consulting services from area physicians in a variety of specialties, including cardiology, chiropractic, dentistry, dermatology, internal medicine, general surgery, gynecology, maxiofacial
surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, opthamology, optometry, hand/wrist surgery, otorhinolaryngology, podiatry, radiology and urology. These physicians are available to MSU student-athletes on an immediate referral basis and several visit the Athletic Training room on a weekly basis, providing added convenience for the athlete. MSU Athletics also enjoys around-theclock Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) access. Athletic Training Services is headquartered in Forsythe Athletics Center and maintains satellite facilities at Hammons Student Center and in the Hammons Field clubhouse. All three are used for therapy plus practice and game preparation and post-event treatment. Each is stocked with stateof-the-art therapy equipment with all rehabilitation done on campus. Included is a Cybex Norm 2,000 Isokinetic Testing Unit and a Dynamic Motion X-ray machine.
Strength & Conditioning Physical development of more than 500 student-
athletes to increase athletic performance, decrease the chance or severity of injury and enhance sportspecific athletics development are the goals of MSU strength and conditioning. Strength coach Terry Sauerbry and assistant strength coach Carl Christensen supervise the 7,200-square-foot facility in the Plaster Sports Complex that is utilized by all 16 sports. Sauerbry and Christensen guide the student-athletes through programs designed to improve individual skills and overall team performance. The programs integrate all phases of development, including free weights, multi-joint exercises, plyometrics, conditioning, flexibility, speed and nutrition.
The MSU strength and conditioning staff works with coaches and Athletic Training Services to develop programs suited for each sport and its student-athletes. Areas of concern in each participant are identified and a strength program is put in place to address all items with the ultimate goal of improving competitive performance. The Plaster Strength Center, one of the largest of its kind in the Missouri Valley Conference, has eight squat racks, four platforms, four benches and four inclines. There is a full range of dumbbells, a warmup room, and a main room to handle large numbers of athletes from multiple squads.
The Bears are fortunate to enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship with all of the top courses in Springfield, which also are among the finest in the region. Among the courses where Missouri State practices, also pictured on the back cover, are: Branson Creek Golf Club (left and background, back cover)
uNo. 1 Public Course in Missouri uNo. 59 Public Course in the U.S. uTom Fazio design
Hickory Hills Country Club uSite of multiple Missouri Amateur Championships uHome course of U.S. Open champion Payne Stewart Highland Springs Country Club uSite of Nationwide Tour Price Cutter Charity Championship uRobert Trent Jones Jr. design Rivercut Golf Course u4 1/2 stars, Golf Digest uTop 5 Public Course in Missouri, Golfweek & Golf Digest uNo. 1 Municipal Course in Missouri, Golf Digest Twin Oaks Country Club (bottom right) uSite of 2002 and 2010 Missouri Amateur Championship
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2009-10 Stats/Results Date
Sept. 14-15 Sept. 21-22 Oct. 5-6 Oct. 17-18 Oct. 26-27 Feb. 21-23 Mar. 5-7 Mar. 15-16 Mar. 29-30 Apr. 10-11 Apr. 18-20
Chip-N-Club Invitational (Lincoln, Neb.) MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial (Springfield, Mo.) Johnie Imes Invitational (Columbia, Mo.) Hawkeye Invitational (Iowa City, Iowa) FIU/Pat Bradley Championship (Ft. Myers, Fla.) Kiawah Island Intercollegiate (Kiawah Island, S.C.) Rio Verde Invitational (Rio Verde, Ariz.) Jackrabbit Invitational (Primm, Nev.) UALR Classic (Hot Springs, Ark.) Indiana Invitational (Bloomington, Ind.) Missouri Valley Conference Championship (Evansville, Ind.)
Catherine Dolan Stacey Rodger Kelsey Welber Heather Smith Hermine Greyling Emily Potts Emma Clegg Emily Matthews Amy Bowen
So. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr.
Rds. Strokes 30 32 30 33 33 14 14 5 5
2309 2466 2314 2567 2601 1109 1119 418 436
76.97 77.06 77.13 77.79 78.82 79.21 79.93 83.60 87.20
70s 23 22 21 21 19 8 8 1 0
318-304-305—927 308-303-290—901 310-309-315—934 298-320-296—914 296-297-297—890 305-320-298—923 311-307-308—926 303-296-295—894 321-300-309—930 305-303-299—907 314-313-315—942
MSU Place 9th 1st 9th 1st T5th 15th 7th 2nd 11th 7th 5th
of of of of of of of of of of of
14 15 18 13 15 33 18 16 18 16 10
Team Champion (Score)
Missouri (878) Missouri State (901) Wisconsin (909) Missouri State (914) Furman (870) Miami (892) Michigan (881) Oral Roberts (892) UALR (893) Indiana (886) Illinois State (909)
72 69 70 71 72 77 73 79 81
T4th, Hawkeye Intercollegiate T8th, Jackrabbit Invitational T3rd, MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial T4th, Jackrabbit Invitational T4th, Hawkeye Intercollegiate T29th, MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial T24th, Drury Shootout 34th, Drury Shootout T30th, Drury Shootout
Tournament Summaries Chip-N-Club Invitational Catherine Dolan Stacey Rodger Hermine Greyling Kelsey Welber (i)Emily Potts Heather Smith
79-78-72—229 78-75-78—231 78-76-78—232 83-78-77—238 81-81-78—240 87-75-81—243
T27 T33 T36 T48 T55 T64
MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial Kelsey Welber 75-78-70—223 T3 Hermine Greyling 79-72-75—226 T5 Catherine Dolan 81-75-72—228 8 Heather Smith 73-78-78—229 T9 Stacey Rodger 83-79-73—235 T29 (i)Emily Potts 81-77-77—235 T29 (i)Emma Clegg 80-79-79—238 41 (i)Emily Matthews 81-90-79—250 T63 Johnie Imes Invitational Stacey Rodger 75-82-71—228 T12 Catherine Dolan 78-73-81—232 T26 Heather Smith 73-79-80—232 T26 Hermine Greyling 84-81-83—248 T76 Kelsey Welber 90-76-83—249 T79 Hawkeye Intercollegiate Catherine Dolan 72-81-74—227 T4 Hermine Greyling 72-82-73—227 T4 Stacey Rodger 74-82-74—230 T10 Kelsey Welber 80-79-75—234 T15 Heather Smith 83-78-83—244 T48
FIU/Pat Bradley Invitational Stacey Rodger 78-74-69—221 14 Heather Smith 72-74-76—222 T15 Catherine Dolan 75-76-75—226 T32 Kelsey Welber 77-73-77—227 T35 Hermine Greyling 72-83-77—232 T49
UALR Classic Stacey Rodger Hermine Greyling Heather Smith Kelsey Welber Emily Potts
80-72-81—233 83-75-76—234 83-74-78—235 80-79-76—235 78-80-79—237
T37 T41 T48 T48 T53
Kiawah Island Intercollegiate Heather Smith 73-81-72—226 T25 Emma Clegg 79-73-75—227 T30 Hermine Greyling 72-80-79—231 T57 Stacey Rodger 81-86-75—242 T117 Catherine Dolan 82-86-76—244 T125
Indiana Invitational Kelsey Welber Catherine Dolan Stacey Rodger Heather Smith Hermine Greyling Emily Potts*
72-78-72—222 79-73-75—227 83-72-76—231 78-80-76—234 76-80-84—240 80-84-77—241
T8 T29 T38 T46 T70 71
Drury Shootout Emma Clegg Amy Bowen Emily Matthews
79-84—163 85-81—166 86-82—168
T24 T30 34
MVC Championship Catherine Dolan Kelsey Welber Stacey Rodger Heather Smith Hermine Greyling
75-74-78—227 76-78-78—232 80-81-75—236 83-80-86—249 88-82-84—254
T5 10 T15 T40 T46
Rio Verde Invitational Kelsey Welber Heather Smith Emma Clegg Hermine Greyling Catherine Dolan
76-76-72—224 78-75-79—232 79-78-81—238 84-79-76—239 78-78-83—239
White Wing Invitational Stacey Rodger Emily Potts
Jackrabbit Invitational Heather Smith Stacey Rodger Catherine Dolan Kelsey Welber Hermine Greyling
75-71-75—221 76-73-75—224 82-76-72—230 74-76-80—230 78-87-73—238
T9 T26 T52 T59 T59 T2 T4 T4 T8 T29 T29 T46
2010 Fall Results/Statistics Date
Sept. 11-12 Sept. 26-28 Oct. 4-5 Oct. 18-19 Oct. 25-26
Catherine Dolan Kelsey Welber Rikke Falsner Emma Clegg Emily Potts Hermine Greyling Emily Matthews Amy Bowen
Redbird Invitational (Normal, Ill.) Golfweek Conference Challenge (Vail, Colo.) Johnie Imes Invitational (Columbia, Mo.) MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial (Springfield, Mo.) Memphis Invitational (Memphis, Tenn.)
Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. So. Jr. So.
Rds. 14 14 11 14 11 12 5 5
Strokes 1061 1078 859 1117 889 972 413 444
Avg. 75.8 77.0 78.1 79.8 80.8 81.0 82.6 88.8
310-316-313—939 314-314-317—945 302-308-312—922 313-299-308—920 310-311—621
70s 13 12 8 8 3 3 1 0
Low 72 70 73 76 78 77 79 82
MSU Place 4th of 11 14th of 18 T12th of 15 3rd of 17 T2nd of 18
Team Champion (Score) Illinois State (913) Virginia (877) Oklahoma State (863) UALR (903) Illinois (615)
2nd, Redbird Invitational T2nd, MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial T11th, MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial T19th, Redbird Invitational, Memphis Invitational T25th, Redbird Invitational T31st, Redbird Invitational T26th, Drury Fall Shootout T62nd, Drury Fall Shootout
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Record Book Individual School Records 18-Hole Score 68 68 69 69 69 69 69 69 70 70 70 70 70 70
Kelsey Welber, Jackrabbit Invitational, 3/14/11 Lyndsey Adams, Shootout at the Legends, 10/10/06 Kelsey Welber, Baylor Invitational, 4/12/11 Catherine Dolan, Jackrabbit Invitational, 3/15/11 Stacey Rodger, FIU/Pat Bradley Invitational, 10/27/09 Amy Phalajivin, Samford Intercollegiate, 3/17/08 Sally Hinton, ORU Shootout, 10/3/06 Keeley Dolan, Battle at the Lake, 10/6/03 Kelsey Welber, Jackrabbit Invitational, 3/14/11 Kelsey Welber, MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial, 10/18/10 Kelsey Welber, MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial, 9/22/09 Missy Linnens, Susie Maxwell Berning Classic, 4/6/08 Missy Linnens, UALR/UNT Classic, 3/26/07 Jessica Polus, NIU Spring Lake Invitational, 3/11/00
36-Hole Score (Final tournament score) 144 147 148 149 149 151 151
Jessica Polus, NIU Spring Lake Invitational, 3/00 Catherine Dolan, MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial, 9/08 Jessica Polus, Illinois Invitational, 4/00 Sally Hinton, Bobcat Desert Classic, 3/04 Keeley Dolan, UMKC Classic, 10/02 Keeley Dolan, Rio Verde Invitational, 3/04 Jessica Polus, UAB Invitational, 2/00
54-Hole Score 215 217 218 218 218 218 219 219 220 220 220 220 220 220
Kelsey Welber, Jackrabbit Invitational, 3/11 Missy Linnens, Napa River Grill Cardinal Cup, 9/07 Catherine Dolan, Rio Verde Invitational, 3/11 Missy Linnens, Susie Maxwell Berning Classic, 4/08 Missy Linnens, Shootout at the Legends, 10/06 Lyndsey Adams, Shootout at the Legends, 10/06 Catherine Dolan, Jackrabbit Invitational, 3/11 Sally Hinton, ORU Shootout, 10/06 Kelsey Welber, Baylor Invitational, 4/11 Catherine Dolan, Johnie Imes Invitational, 10/10 Amy Phalajivin, Samford Intercollegiate, 3/08 Sally Hinton, UALR/UNT Classic, 3/07 Missy Linnens, Islander Spring Classic, 2/07 Sally Hinton, Lady Razorback Invitational, 10/05
18-Hole Score 290 292 293 294 295 295 296
Team School Records
MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial, 9/22/09 Jackrabbit Invitational, 3/14/11 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic, 4/6/08 Missouri Valley Conference Championship, 4/17/07 Jackrabbit Invitational, 3/15/11 Jackrabbit Invitational, 3/16/10 Eight times, most recent -- Jackrabbit Invitational, 3/14/11
36-Hole Score (Final tournament score) 608 615 617 621 624 624
NIU Spring Lake Invitational, 3/00 MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial, 9/08 Missouri Valley Conference Championship, 4/11 Memphis Invitational, 10/10 Cuthbert Cup, 2/08 Minnesota Invitational, 9/98
54-Hole Score 883 890 896 900 901 904 905 910 911 912 913
Jackrabbit Invitational, 3/11 FIU/Pat Bradley Invitational, 10/09 Islander Spring Classic, 2/07 Rio Verde Invitational, 3/07 MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial, 9/09 Shootout at the Legends, 10/06 UALR Classic, 4/11 LPGA International/Xavier Invitational, 10/07 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic, 4/08 Missouri Valley Conference Championship, 4/07 ORU Shootout, 10/06
National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar 2010 Kelsey Welber 2008 Missy Linnens 2007 Missy Linnens
Season Scoring Average 75.65 75.97 76.07 76.16 76.55 76.67 76.93 76.97 77.06 77.13 77.14
Sally Hinton, 2006-07 Catherine Dolan, 2010-11 Missy Linnens, 2007-08 Kelsey Welber, 2010-11 Missy Linnens, 2006-07 Sally Hinton, 2005-06 Sally Hinton, 2004-05 Catherine Dolan, 2009-10 Stacey Rodger, 2009-10 Kelsey Welber, 2009-10 Rikke Falsner, 2010-11
Career Scoring Average (min. 40 rounds) 76.74 76.91 77.38 77.87 77.93 78.00 79.35 79.56 79.57 79.71 79.73
Sally Hinton, 2003-07 Catherine Dolan, 2008-present Kelsey Welber, 2008-present Jessica Polus, 1999-01 Missy Linnens, 2004-08 Lyndsey Adams, 2006-08 Stacey Rodger, 2006-10 Emma Clegg, 2009-present Hermine Greyling, 2009-present Keeley Dolan, 2000-04 Amy Phalajivin, 2006-09
uuSally Hinton (2003-07) is MSUâ€™s career and single-season scoring leader and was named 2007 Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year.
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Missouri Valley Conference The Missouri Valley Conference is in its 103rd year in 2009-10, and the na-
tion’s second-oldest NCAA Division I conference continues to be a leader in college athletics. Based in St. Louis, The Valley continues to lead by example as one of college athletics’ most progressive conferences. The Valley emphasizes the importance of the student-athlete and is aggressive in providing opportunities for its member institutions. During the tenure of Doug Elgin, its ninth and longest-tenured commissioner, The Valley has been aggressive in hosting NCAA events in St. Louis. This continuing involvement in hosting NCAA events represents one of the most concentrated stretches of host opportunities for any university or conference in the 70plus year history of the national championship tournament. In 2010, the Missouri Valley will host an NCAA men’s basketball regional, while The Valley has hosted three Final Fours this decade (women’s events in 2001 and 2009, and the Men’s Final Four in 2005). The league had previously hosted men’s regionals in 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2007; and a men’s first/second round event in 2002. The 2003-04 season was a landmark season for the conference as State Farm Insurance and the league came to terms on an agreement that provides State Farm with title sponsorship of all the league’s 18 championships. The conference’s progressive marketing and in-house television package has helped open doors to regional and national sponsors outside of the realm of title sponsorships. Meanwhile, the league has been progressive in other areas, as it has taken its merchandise program in-house, while offering e-commerce solutions for league apparel, photography and conference-wide videostreaming.
Bears in the Valley Team Championships/NCAA Regional Appearance Year Team Score 2001 986
Individual Medalists Year Player 2006 Missy Linnens 2001 Jessica Polus 2000 Jessica Polus
Coach Stephany Wood Score 225 (tie) 235 239
Coach of the Year
2001 Stephany Wood 2000 Stephany Wood 1995 Stephany Wood
2008 Missy Linnens 2007 Sally Hinton, Missy Linnens, Amy Phalajivin 2006 Sally Hinton, Missy Linnens 2005 Sally Hinton, Megan Hanson 2004 Keeley Dolan 2003 Keeley Dolan 2000 Katie Howard 1999 Katie Howard 1997 Lisa Horton
Player of the Year
2008 Missy Linnens 2007 Sally Hinton (inaugural year)
Newcomer of the Year 2010 Heather Smith 2009 Catherine Dolan
All-Conference The seeds for this vision were planted by eight administrators representing five institutions, who met in Kansas City, Mo., on Jan. 12, 1907. The five schools which formed the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association were Washington University of St. Louis, and the state universities of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Two months after that meeting, two more schools -- Drake University and Iowa State College -- were admitted. In the fall of 1907, basketball became the first competitive sport. Today, the league sponsors the following sports: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country and track & field (indoor and outdoor), men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s volleyball. While The Valley no longer sponsors football (it did from 1907-85), six league members compete in football at the FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) level as Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, Northern Iowa and Southern Illinois play in the nine-member Missouri Valley Football Conference (with North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Western Illinois and Youngstown State). Athletic accomplishments on the men’s side include 10 national basketball championships, 16 trips to the NCAA Final Four, a 1989 national baseball title and 19 College World Series qualifiers. In 2001, Missouri State added to The Valley women’s accomplishments, as the Lady Bears advanced to the Women’s Basketball Final Four in St. Louis. Creighton (2004) and Missouri State (2005) have claimed national championships (WNIT) in women’s basketball, while MSU also has a 1992 NCAA Women’s Final Four appearance. And while the inclusion of women’s sports under a comprehensive athletic umbrella is a recent development (1992) in the league’s storied history, over the years, Valley student-athletes and coaches have become household names both during their collegiate careers and, for some, professional careers. From its early beginning to its current standing on the map of college athletics, The Valley will always continue to be proactive in its approach. League members include Bradley, Creighton, Drake, Evansville, Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois, and Wichita State. Eastern Illinois is an affiliate member in men’s soccer, while Central Arkansas and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville begin affiliate men’s soccer membership in 2010.
2010 Catherine Dolan, Heather Smith 2009 Catherine Dolan, Kelsey Welber 2008 Missy Linnens 2007 Sally Hinton, Missy Linnens, Amy Phalajivin 2006 Sally Hinton, Missy Linnens 2005 Sally Hinton 2004 Keeley Dolan, Sally Hinton 2003 Keeley Dolan 2001 Keeley Dolan, Jessica Polus 2000 Jessica Polus
Keeley Dolan, Sally Hinton, Jessica Polus
Players of the Week (times won) Sally Hinton, 7 Missy Linnens, 7 Keeley Dolan, 5 Catherine Dolan, 3 Kelsey Welber, 3 Cindy Rice, 3 Dawna Jo Baker, 2 Jessica Polus, 2 Lyndsey Adams, 1 Jennifer Buynak, 1 Andi Taylor, 1
Team Finishes (score) 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Katie Howard, 1 Camilla Oderling, 1 Amy Phalajivin, 1 Kerri Prammanasudh, 1 Missy Robertson, 1 Stacey Rodger, 1 Martha Forslund, 1 Sarah Williams, 1 Johnna Sawyer, 1 Sandy Schwartz, 1
Fourth (1024) 2003 Fifth (984) Fifth (993) 2004 Fifth (959) Third (982) 2005 Third (932) Fifth (670) 2006 Sixth (935) Fourth (989) 2007 Third (912) Fifth (988) 2008 Sixth (973) Fifth (985) 2009 Fifth (942) Second (1053) 2010 Fifth (942) First (986) Sixth (999)
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2010-11 BEARS WOMEN’S GOLF SCHEDULE September 11-12 Redbird Invitational 26-28 Golfweek Conference Challenge October 4-5 18-19 25-26
Normal, Ill. Vail, Colo.
Johnie Imes Invitational Columbia, Mo. MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial Springfield, Mo. Memphis Invitational Memphis, Tenn.
February 13-14 Claud Jacobs Intercollegiate
March 4-6 14-15 28-29
Rio Verde Invitational Jackrabbit Invitational UALR Classic
Rio Verde, Ariz. Primm, Nev. Hot Springs, Ark.
April 11-12 22-23
Baylor Invitational State Farm MVC Tournament
Waco, Texas Normal, Ill.
May 5-7 18-21
NCAA Regionals NCAA Division I Championship
Various sites College Station, Texas
Missouri Statee BearsSoccer Women’s