A total of 109 Bears Receive Conference Academic Honors
The Bears stumbled on the last day to finish third as a team, but Chiara Citterio took medalist honors in her third collegiate meet.
The Bears expanded their lead to 18 strokes after 36 holes and an MSU freshman takes medalist lead.
The Bears weathered cool and windy conditions Sunday to shoot 303 and take a 12-stroke lead.
Kelsey Welber took medalist honors to pace the Bears in their first action of the spring.
Fall 2011: Competed in three of the five Bears' tournaments, averaging 80.67 in nine rounds...Tied her career low with a 74 in the first round of the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial, where she posted 74-80-80--234 and placed 16th, which also was her best collegiate finish...Finished 48th in the season-opening Chip-N-Club Invitational with 83-79-84--246...Shot 82-77-87 at the Johnie Imes Invitational to finish 78th.
2010-11: Played in all but one of the Bears' tournaments, missing only the Golfweek Conference Challenge, and ranked fifth on the team with an 80.41 average in27 rounds...Best finish was a tie for21st at the Jackrabbit Invitational, where she carded 78-78-74--230, a career best for 54 holes...Tied for 34th at the UALR Classic with 75-81-76--232...At the season-opening Redbird Invitational, posted 78-82-81--241 for 25th place...Finished 38th at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial by shooting 83-80-79--242 and 44th at Memphis with 82-80--162...Shot 78-80--158 at Rio Verde...Tied for 35th at Missouri Valley Conference Championship after recording 82-82--164.
2009-10: One of the most improved players in the Valley, shaving nearly five strokes off her freshman scoring average to 79.21 in 14 rounds, which ranked her 24th in the league...Was very consistent in her twofall outings, shooting 81-81-78--240 in the season opener at Nebraska, and 81-77-77-235 for a tie for 29th at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial...Just prior to starting the fall season, finished second in the Springfield City Women's Championship...Shot 78-78--156 in at the White Wing Invitational at Rio Verde, her first competition of the spring, and placed fourth...Tied for 53rd at the UALR Classic by posting 78-80-79--237 and then 71st at Indiana with 80-84-77--241 to close out her spring.
2008-09: Averaged 84.11 in 18 rounds in her first collegiate campaign...Began her career by shooting 85-78--163 and tying for 36th at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial...Her final two events of the fall came under the toughest of conditions as she shot 84-84--168 at the Missouri Valley Conference Preview, and 83-81-87--251 at the Challenge at Wolfdancer...Saw action in four of the team's six spring outings...Shot 82-83-84--249 at Rio Verde in her first spring tournament and closed out with 85-85--170 and a tie for 49th at the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic.
Background: Attended Springfield Catholic High School, which did not have a girls' golf team, so competed four years on the boys' team and was a member of the Irish squads that placed fourth and fifth, respectively, at the state tournament her junior and senior years...As a senior, tied for 30th individually of 123 players at the boys' state tournament...Won the Marshfield Invitational her senior season and her district meet as a junior against otherwise all-boys fields...A three-time Springfield City Girls Champion and a member of the Missouri Four-State Team which defeated Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska in 2006, a tournament in which she placed second...The 2007 recipient of the Payne Stewart Family Foundation Junior Golf Scholarship Award.
Personal: Emily Anne Potts was born December 25, 1989 in Springfield, Missouri...She is the daughter of Chip and Cathy Potts...Emily is majoring in Finance.