October 13, 2004|
Women’s Golf Ranked 17th Nationally
The fall women's golf season may be completed, but the statistics are just coming into focus.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has been ranked tied for 17th in the country in the NCAA Division II coaches poll released by www.thegolfchannel.com.
SIUE Coach Larry Bennett sifted through the pages of statistics he received from Golfstat, the official statistics provider to the NCAA Championships. In terms of scoring average, SIUE is 13th in the nation among NCAA Division II schools and fifth in the East region as well as 177th among all schools in all divisions.
SIUE holds a scoring average of 83.41 and has a head-to-head record of 50-15 during its five fall season tournaments.
Sophomore sensation Kallie Harrison leads SIUE with a 77.4 scoring average in 10 rounds of play, placing her fifth in the East region and 11th nationally. She holds a 4-5-1 record against the top 20 NCAA Division II-rated players in the country.
Freshman Rachel Roberg is second on the team with an 83.0 scoring average. She is ranked 24th in the region and 82nd nationally. Roberg is followed on the Cougar roster by Brittany Hood (32nd in region), Jessie Tiffe (43rd in region) Natalie Connaway (48th in region), and Kelly Morris (72nd in region).
The Cougars completed the fall season with a third-place finish in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament.
Below is The Golf Channel's rankings of NCAA Division II teams with the number of votes received and the number of first-place votes in parentheses.
Coaches Poll - Women's NCAA Division II