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June 29, 2010

2010-11 Season - 2010-11 WOMEN'S GOLF PREVIEW

Senior Jessica Berens will serve as the team captain for the 2010-11 women's golf team. She was named the "Most Inspirational Player" for the Vikings as a junior when she played in 15 rounds and averaged 96.9 strokes per 18 holes.

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: 658-671 (.495) in 14 seasons.
 
SPORTS INFORMATION
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: Dave Wrath
SID OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7265
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: 598-619 (.491) in 11 years

TEAM INFORMATION
2009-10 RECORD: 48-52 in all matches played with a seventh place finish in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin tournament

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: Five/Two
STARTERS RETURNING/LOST: Three/Two

KEY LOSSES:
Katherine Mascheri (Hersey HS, Mt. Prospect, Ill.)...2009-10: Most Improved...99.9 average round (1598 in 16 rounds)...Low round of 88 at St. Ambrose Classic...Best finish of 18th at Augustana Quadrangular...42nd in the CCIW. 
Elizabeth Scarlata (Fremd HS, Palatine, Ill.)...2009-10: Co-Captain...105.1 average round (1472 strokes in 14 rounds)...Low round of 93 at Iowa Wesleyan Invitational...Best finish of 19th at Iowa Wesleyan Invitational...44th in the CCIW.
 

 

 

 

KEY RETURNEES:
Brittany Carr (Lincoln Way East HS, Frankfort, Ill.), Junior...2009-10: Most Valuable...Team-best average round of 91.0 (1456 strokes in 16 rounds)...Low round of 84 at Mt. Mercy Spring Invitational...Best finish of 7th at Augustana Fall Classic...26th in the CCIW...Jessica Berens (Schaumburg HS, Schaumburg, Ill.), Senior…2010-11 Captain...2009-10: Most Inspirational...Average round of 96.9 (1453 strokes in 15 rounds)...Low round of 92 at St. Ambrose Classic...Best finish of 11th at Augustana Invitational...34th in the CCIW... Megan Vandersee (Sterling HS, Sterling, Ill.), Sophomore...2009-10: Most Valuable Freshman...Average round of 92.8 (1484 strokes in 16 rounds)...Team-best low round of 82 at Iowa Wesleyan Invitational...Best finish of 3rd at Iowa Wesleyan Invitational...34th in the CCIW...Morgan Wilkinson (Westmont HS, Westmont, Ill.), Sophomore... 2009-10: Average round of 92.4 (924 strokes in 10 rounds)... Low round of 88 at Monmouth Invitational...Best finish of 14th at Monmouth Invitational...Team-best 25th in the CCIW... Courtney VandeWiele (Rock Island Alleman HS, Rock Island, Ill.), Senior...2009-10: Average round of 118.6 (949 strokes in 8 rounds)...Low round of 108 at Augustana Fall Classic...Best finish of 41st at Augustana Quadrangular.

2009-10 AUGUSTANA WOMEN’S GOLF SUPERLATIVES
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Brittany Carr
MOST VALUABLE FRESHMAN: Megan Vandersee
MOST INSPIRATIONAL: Jessica Berens
MOST IMPROVED: Katie Mascheri
CCIW FINISH: Seventh place
INVITATIONAL FINISHES: Third place…Augie Quadrangular (08/29/09–seven teams)…10th place…Illinois College Invitational (09/05/09–17 teams)…Fifth Place…North Central Cardinal Classic (09/08/09–nine teams)…Fourth place… Augustana Fall Classic (09/10/09–nine teams)... Eighth place… Monmouth Invitational (09/12/09–15 teams)…Fourth place… Iowa Wesleyan Invitational (09/18/09–six teams)…Fourth place…St. Ambrose Classic (09/19-20/09–12 teams)
BEST STROKE AVERAGE: 91.0–Brittany Carr with 1,456 strokes in 16 rounds
LOWEST INDIVIDUAL ROUND: 82 – Megan Vandersee (Iowa Wesleyan Invitational on 09/28/09)
NGCA ALL-AMERICAN SCHOLARS (for 2008-09): Rachel Gahn & Heather Arizpe

TOP 10 INDIVIDUAL FINISHES IN 2009-10 INVITATIONALS
08/29/09–Augustana Quadrangular: Megan Vandersee–tied for sixth with an 86…Brittany Carr–tied for 10th with a 91
09/08/09–North Central Cardinal Classic: Megan Vandersee–tied for ninth with an 89
09/10/09–Augustana Fall Classic: Brittany Carr–seventh with an 86…Megan Vandersee–tied for 10th with an 88 
09/18/09–Iowa Wesleyan Invite: Megan Vandersee–tied for third with an 82…Brittany Carr–tied for ninth with an 88
09/19-20/09–St. Ambrose Classic: Megan Vandersee–10th with a 170 (83 + 87)
04/10-11/10–Mt. Mercy Spring Invitational: Brittany Carr–10th with a 174 (90 + 84)
04/16-17/10–Millikin Spring Classic: Brittany Carr–tied for 10th with a 176 (88 + 88)