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June 27, 2009

2009-2010 Season - 2009 Augustana Women's Golf Preview

GENERAL INFORMATION
NAME: Augustana College
CITY/ZIP: Rock Island, Illinois 61201
FOUNDED: 1860
NICKNAME: Vikings
SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold
HOME COURSE: Emeis Golf Course – Davenport, Iowa
ATHLETIC AFFILIATION: NCAA Division III
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
CONFERENCE: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW)
PRESIDENT: Steve Bahls (Iowa 1971)
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Mike Zapolski (Pepperdine, 1985)
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHONE: (309) 794-7521

WOMEN'S GOLF HISTORY
FIRST YEAR OF WOMEN'S GOLF: 1996
OVERALL WOMEN'S GOLF RECORD: 610-619 (.496) in 13 seasons.

SPORTS INFORMATION
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: Dave Wrath
SID OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7265
WRATH'S HOME PHONE: (309) 762-5621
WRATH’S CELL PHONE: (309) 737-5306
SID FAX: (309) 794-7525
E-MAIL ADDRESS: davewrath@augustana.edu
SID MAILING ADDRESS: Dave Wrath, Sports Information Director, Carver PE
Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois 61201
AUGUSTANA ATHLETIC HOME PAGE: www.augustana.edu

COACHING STAFF
HEAD COACH: Ron Standley
STANDLEY'S RECORD: 525-541 in ten years

TEAM INFORMATION
2008-09 RECORD: 85-52 in all matches played with a fourth place finish in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin tournament

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: Five/Six
STARTERS RETURNING/LOST: Five/None

KEY LOSSES: Rachel Gahn (Edina HS, Edina, Minn.), Senior…Team MVP…2008-09 team captain…Led the team in scoring with an 82.5 average (660 strokes in eight rounds)…led the Vikings at all six tournaments…her top finish was at the Augie Triangular where she shot a 79 and tied for second place…her best score came at the St. Ambrose Classic where she shot a 74 to tie ford third out of 72 players…Heather Arizpe (Conant HS, Schaumburg, Ill.), Senior…2008-09 team captain…Third on the team with an 92.1 stroke average.

KEY RETURNEES: Jessica Berens (Schaumburg HS, Schaumburg, Ill.), Junior…had a scoring average of 96.0…took 576 shots in sex rounds of play…Katherine Mascheri (Hersey HS, Mt. Prospect, Ill.), Senior…Averaged 96.8 strokes over 8 rounds…Brittany Carr (Lincoln Way East HS, Frankfort, Ill.), Sophomore…averaged 89.1 per round…shot a total of 713 in eight rounds of play…shot an 83 that earned her fifth place at the Augie Triangular…Courtney VandeWiele (Rock Island Alleman HS, Rock Island, Ill.), Junior…played five rounds and took 509 shots…a scoring average of 101.8

2008-09 AUGUSTANA WOMEN’S GOLF SUPERLATIVES
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Rachel Gahn
MOST VALUABLE FRESHMAN: Brittany Carr
MOS IMPROVED PLAYER: Katherine Mascheri & Alexa Fontana
MOST INSPIRATIONAL PLAYER: Heather Arizpe & Shasta Ketcham
CCIW TOP 10: Rachel Gahn – Seventh (167)
CCIW FINISH: Fourth place
INVITATIONAL FINISHES: Second Place…Augie Triangular (08/31/08 – three teams), Third Place…Mount Mercy Invitational (08/29/08 – 12 teams), Fourth Place…St. Ambrose Classic (09/20-21/08 – 13 teams), Sixth Place…North Central Invitational (09/09/08 – 15 teams), Seventh Place…Monmouth Invitational (09/06/08 – 16 teams)
BEST STROKE AVERAGE: 82.5 – Rachel Gahn with 660 strokes in eight rounds
LOWEST INDIVIDUAL ROUND: 74 – Rachel Gahn (St. Ambrose Classic on 09/21/08)
NGCA ALL-AMERICAN SCHOLARS (for 2007-08): Rachel Gahn, Heather Arizpe, and Jessica Berens

TOP 10 INDIVIDUAL FINISHES IN 2008-09 INVITATIONALS
08/29/08 – Mount Mercy Invitational: Rachel Gahn – tied for third with 83
08/31/08 – Augustana Triangular: Rachel Gahn – second with 79…Brittany Carr – fifth with 83
09/09/08 – North Central Invite: Rachel Gahn – tied for third with 84
09/20-21/08 – St. Ambrose Classic: Rachel Gahn tied for third with 159 (85 + 74)