By Travis Rae, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jessica Schiele of Oklahoma City has been named NAIA National Women’s Golfer of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Schiele was selected based on her performances from April 8 – 14 and was chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated group golfer of the week selections.
Schiele, a senior from Grimsby, England, finished second in the Missouri-Kansas City Kangaroo Invitational at The Shoal Creek Golf Club April 8 – 9. Schiele rolled in 10 birdies in the three rounds and compiled rounds of 71-67-78 – 216 to finish two strokes. Schiele helped the Stars to a second place team finish, four strokes behind the winner NCAA Division I North Dakota State. The Stars finished ahead of seven NCAA Division I teams.
Schiele ranks first in the NAIA in average score (74.43), birdies (53), par 4 scoring (4.18) and second in lowest round this season (67) and par 3 scoring (3.08) this season.
The next Women’s Golfer of the Week will be announced on April 24.
Nominees: Maria Saavedra, Bellevue (Neb.); Brooke Darah, Lourdes (Ohio); Hillary Seabrook, Corban (Ore.); Trish Gibbens, College of Idaho; Molly Knight, Marian (Ind.); Courtney Drees, Indiana East; Julia Browning, Indiana Tech; Sheridan Berte, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Michelle Hall, Madonna (Mich.); Maggie Yang, William Penn (Iowa); Kenzie Rottinghaus, Grand View (Iowa); Whitney Hocutt, Rogers State (Okla.); Geandra Almeida, Bethel (Ind.); Hannah Mason, Southwestern (Kan.); Ashley Madden, SCAD Atlanta (Ga.).
2013 Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (March 20): Anna Schopp, Lubbock Christian (Texas)
Week 2 (March 27): Jamie Palermo, William Woods (Mo.)
Week 3 (April 3): Morgan Matchett, Wayland Baptist (Texas)
Week 4 (April 10): Jodie Peacock, William Woods (Mo.)
Week 5 (April 17): Jessica Schiele, Oklahoma City