By Spencer Scheve, Athletics Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Wiebke Schlender of Indiana Tech has been named the NAIA National Women’s Golfer of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Schledner was selected based on her performances from April 10 – 16 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.
National Golfer of the Week
Wiebke Schlender, Indiana Tech
Sr., Paderborn, Germany
• Schlender’s two-round score of 69-73—142 (-2) helped lead the Warriors to a first-place team finish as she earned individual medalist honors at the Kathy Niepagen Spring Fling in Normal, Ill..
• Her 36-hole, 142 score tied the Indiana Tech program record while she set the lowest first-round score in program history 69 (-3).
• Schlender’s score helped the team tie the school records for a round (300, first round) and 36-holes (609) while winning their fourth tournament of the season.
Nominees: Makenzie Shivers, Park (Mo.); Katie Warren, William Woods (Mo.); Mikala Jungmeyer, Columbia (Mo.); Janelle Ferlan, Oregon Tech; Taylor Thompson, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Hannah Stradling, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.); Natalia Campbell, Holy Cross (Ind.); Raquel Helton, Taylor (Ind.); Emily Tilton, Marian (Ind.); Shelly Shafer, Indiana Wesleyan; Annie Smith, Bethel (Ind.); Lauren Keiser, Grace (Ind.); Amy Ahlers, Concordia (Neb.); Jessica Weickert, Peru State (Neb.); Elise Warne, William Penn (Iowa); Kat Kennedy, British Columbia; Cassidy Scantland, Campbellsville (Ky.); Morgan Stuckey, Cumberland (Tenn.); Fernanda Valdes, Waldorf (Iowa); Savanna Nesemeier, Jamestown (N.D.); Hannah Johnson, Indiana East; Hannah Griffith, Asbury (Ky.); Kathryn Lawler, Midway (Ky.); Morgan Wood, Brenau (Ga.); Karen Zambrano, Madonna (Mich.)
2017 Women's Golf Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (March 22): Courtney Lowery, Point (Ga.)
Week 2 (March 29): Kat Kennedy, British Columbia
Week 3 (April 5): Cassidy Scantland, Campbellsville (Ky.)
Week 4 (April 12): Anna Reid, Faulkner (Ala.)
Week 5 (April 19): Wiebke Schledner, Indiana Tech