A total of 109 Bears Receive Conference Academic Honors
153 Honored at 2nd Annual Honors Banquet and Awards Ceremony
193 Named to AD Honor Roll for Fall Semester
Missouri State ran away from the field in the team race and Bears' junior wins medalist honors.
MSU takes a five-shot lead into the final round after shooting 608 in Monday's 36-hole action.
Fall 2011: Shot 83-87-84--254 and tied for 48th at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial.
2010-11: Opened her season with her best career finish, placing 26th at the Drury Fall Shootout with 82-80--162...Posted 79 in the first round at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial, following with 87-85 for 251 total and tie for 65th...Played in two spring tournaments, firing a career-best 76 in the second round at the Jackrabbit Invitational, where she tied for 40th after shooting 80-76-82--238...Carded 80-81--161 at Rio Verde...Finished the year with 81.20 average in 10 rounds.
2009-10: Played at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial and tied for 63rd by carding 81-90-79--250...Her final-round 79 was her then-best collegiate round...Shot 86-82--168 and finished 34th at the Drury Shootout...Averaged 83.6 in five rounds for the season.
2008-09: Got her first taste of college action at the season-opening MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial, where she shot 89-85--174 to tie for 58th...Also played in the spring at the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic, shooting 93-87--180 in difficult weather conditions.
Background: Competed on the Notre Dame High boys' team since the school did not have a girls' squad...A four-sport standout at ND, she was an all-district volleyball player and member of the basketball and soccer teams...Won four Gateway PGA events in 2007 and competed in a pair of AJGA events...Finished fourth at the Gateway PGA Tour Championshipin 2008 and competed at the AJGA Dalhousie Junior Championship.
Personal: Emily Jo Matthews was born January 1, 1990 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri...Daughter of Mark and Susan Matthews...Majoring in Communicative Disorders.