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2008-2009 Season - Ron Standley

 Standley

Ron Standley, a longtime fixture in the Augustana College athletic department, will be entering his 10th season as the head coach of women's golf in 2008. His teams have always competed against the best competition available and his 2006-07 team ended the year ranked 46th in NCAA Division III with a 107-52 record in invitationals. Last year's team went 85-52, giving Standley a 192-104 (.649) record the past two seasons.

His first year (1999-00) proved to be a successful one as the Vikings placed fourth in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin tournament. In addition, one of Standley's charges - Kallie Daly - became the first Augustana player to qualify for the NCAA Division III national meet. She topped off the year with a 30 th place finish in the national tournament.

In 2000-01, Standley led a very young Viking squad to a fifth place finish in the CCIW tournament and in 2001-02 the Blue & Gold placed third in the conference. Three Viking players - Rachel Saplis, Josefin Holmberg and Megan Grevas were in the top 10 individually in the CCIW tournament. The 2002-03 campaign saw his team finish fifth in the CCIW and set a new school record for lowest score in a single round with a 343 at the Illinois Wesleyan Invitational on September 22. Holmberg and Grevas were both in the top 10 at the CCIW meet.

In 2003-04, the Vikings once again established a school record as they shot 327 at the Illinois Wesleyan Invitational on September 21. Grevas (sixth) and Holmberg (seventh) repeated their top 10 performances in the conference tournament. The 2004-05 campaign saw Augustana place fourth in the conference tournament and Theresa Wenzel named to the ESPN - The Magazine "Academic All-District" team.

The 2005-06 season saw the Vikings once again take fourth in the CCIW and they also won the North Central Invitational. In 2006-07 Augustana set new school records for team scores over both 18 and 36 holes Danielle Detelich, Abbi Johnson and Rachel Gahn all earned all-conference honors. The Vikings won the North Central Invitational for the second straight year and placed second in five other tournaments, including the CCIW.

The 2007-08 squad finished fourth in the CCIW and set a new school scoring record of 323 en route to winning the Augustana Fall Classic. Rachel Gahn, Danielle Detelich, Heather Arizpe, and Megan McNulty combined to set the record for the Vikings.

Standley has had a wealth of success as a recruiter and co-head coach of the Vikings highly successful women's track & field team that at one time won nine straight College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin championships.

"The key is in recruiting quality student-athletes who want to participate in a top-flight athletic program while getting a great education," said Standley. "That is the kind of kid we want at Augustana, regardless of the type of extracurricular activity they will be involved in."

"We want to get better each time out and continue to improve as a team," said Standley who has been associated with Augustana since 1988. "Our goal will be to be playing our best by the time the conference tournament rolls around in mid-October."

A native of Macomb, Illinois, Standley is a 1972 graduate of Morrison Institute of Technology where he received his degree in engineering.

Ron Standley's Record at Augustana

YEAR

WON

LOST

.PCT

CCIW FINISH

1999-00

18

49

.268

Fourth

2000-01

17

45

.274

Fifth

2001-02

39

43

.476

Third

2002-03

44

64

.370

Fifth

2003-04

45

49

.478

Fourth

2004-05

51

94

.351

Fourth

2005-06

78

73

.516

Fourth

2006-07

107

52

.673

Second

2007-08

85

52

.620

Fourth

Career

484

521

.482