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June 23, 2008

2008-2009 Season - 2008-09 Women's Golf Preview

2008 AUGUSTANA VIKINGS WOMEN'S GOLF

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: 569-599 (.487) in 12 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: 484-521 in nine years

TEAM INFORMATION
2007-08 RECORD: 85-52 in all matches played with a fourth place finish in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin tournament…Final ranking of 48th in NCAA Division III according to Golfstat.com.

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: Five/One

STARTERS RETURNING/LOST: Five/None

KEY LOSSES: Laura Cygan (Warren Township HS, Lake Villa, Ill.)…817 strokes over eight rounds for a 102.1 average.

KEY RETURNEES: Rachel Gahn (Edina HS, Edina, Minn.), Senior…Team MVP…Led the team in scoring with an 82.4 average (1,319 strokes over 16 rounds)…Third place at the CCIW tournament with a 77 – 79—156…Winner at Augustana Triangular, Augustana Fall Classic and Hickory Point Open…CCIW Academic All-Conference…Academic All-District…Heather Arizpe (Conant HS, Schaumburg, Ill.), Senior…2007-08 team captain…Third on the team with an 88.1 stroke average…CCIW Academic All-Conference…Sixth place at Augustana Triangular…Jessica Berens (Schaumburg HS, Schaumburg, Ill.), Sophomore…Averaged 96.2 strokes over 13 rounds…Freshman MVP…CCIW Academic All-Conference…Katherine Mascheri (Hersey HS, Mt. Prospect, Ill.), Junior…Averaged 101.7 strokes over 14 rounds…Co-Most Improved Player…CCIW Academic All-Conference.

2007-08 AUGUSTANA WOMEN’S GOLF SUPERLATIVES

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Rachel Gahn

MOST VALUABLE FRESHMAN: Jessica Berens

MOS IMPROVED PLAYER: Shasta Ketcham, Katy Mascheri

MOST INSPIRATIONAL PLAYER: Heather Arizpe, Shasta Ketcham

ESPN the MAGAZINE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT: Rachel Gahn

CCIW TOP 10: Rachel Gahn – Third (156)

CCIW ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE: Rachel Gahn, Heather Arizpe, Megan McNulty, Jessica Berens, Katherine Mascheri, Liz Scarlata

CCIW FINISH: Fourth place

INVITATIONAL FINISHES: First place…Augustana Fall Classic (09/06/07 – 14 teams)…Second place…Mount Mercy Invitational (08/31/07 – nine teams)…Augustana Triangular (09/01/07 – 3 teams)…Third place…Monmouth Invitational (09/08/07 – 16 teams)…Fourth place…Knox College Invitational (09/07/07 – 18 teams)…Hickory Point Open (04/18-19/08 – 7 teams)

School record for low round: 323…Rachel Gahn (75); Danielle Detelich (82); Heather Arizpe (83); and Megan McNulty (83)…record set at Augustana Fall Classic in Davenport, Iowa on Thursday, September 9, 2007 Best Stroke Average: 82.4 – Rachel Gahn with 1,319 strokes in 16 rounds

Lowest Individual Round: 75 – Rachel Gahn (Augustana Fall Classic on 09/06/07)

Medalists: Rachel Gahn (Augustana Triangular on 09/01/07)…Rachel Gahn (Augustana Fall Classic on 09/06/07)…Rachel Gahn (Hickory Point Open on 04/18-19/08)

TOP 10 INDIVIDUAL FINISHES IN 2007-08 INVITATIONALS

08/31/07 – Mount Mercy Invitational: Megan McNulty – second with 81…Danielle Detelich – fifth with 85…Rachel Gahn – ninth with 90

09/01/07 – Augustana Triangular: Rachel Gahn – first with 76…Danielle Detelich – fifth with 82…Heather Arizpe – sixth with 84

09/06/07 – Augustana Fall Classic: Rachel Gahn – first with 75…Danielle Detelich – fifth with 82…Heather Arizpe – ninth with 83…Megan McNulty – ninth with 83

09/07/07 – Knox Invitational: Rachel Gahn – seventh with 87

09/08/07 – Monmouth Invitational: Rachel Gahn – third with 83…Megan McNulty -- sixth with 84

09/25/07 – North Central Cardinal Classic: Rachel Gahn – fifth with 83…Heather Arizpe – 10th with 87

09/29-30/07 – MU Red Tail Run Fall Classic: Rachel Gahn – 10th with 166 (80 86)

04/17/08 – Augustana Invitational: Rachel Gahn – 9th with 87

04/18-19/08 – Hickory Point Open: Rachel Gahn – first with 165 (85 80)…Heather Arizpe seventh with 180 (94 + 86)