Kelsey Welber and Emma Clegg have been named to a prestigious academic team again.
A total of 109 Bears Receive Conference Academic Honors
Senior Catherine Dolan fired a 2-over 74 on Saturday, was MSU's highest finisher
Missouri State moves up to No. 21 in the team standings
Despite playing well on the front nine, Bears off to rocky start in Colorado
Senior Kelsey Welber, head coach Kevin Kane react to NCAA West Regional placement
Fall 2011: Will enter her final semester on pace to set the school single-season scoring mark after averaging 75.20 in 15 rounds to lead the team and rank second in the Missouri Valley Conference...Finished in the top 10 in the first four tournaments, running her streak of consecutive top-10's to eight...Opened by placing fifth at the Chip-N-Club Invitational, where she posted 75-79-72--226, then followed with fourth at the Marilynn Smith with 75-72-74--221...Tied for 10th at the Johnie Imes Invitational with 74-74-74--222...Shot 76-76-75--227 to take fourth at MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial...Saw her top-10 streak end at Alamo Invitational, where she had 76-79-77--232 and tied for 55th...All 15 rounds were in the 70's...Named MVC Golfer of the Week after Chip-N-Club and Marilynn Smith...Has seven career Golfer of the Week honors to ger credit, fifth-most in league history...Ranked third on the MSU career scoring average chart at 77.07.
2010-11: Built on her resume that establishes her as one of the best players in MSU history, finishing as Golfstat's top-ranked player in the conference...Compiled a 76.16 scoring average in 31 rounds to rank second on the squad and fourth in the MVC, and earn all-conference honors for the second time...Voted to the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team and a National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar for the second time...Recorded three runner-up finishes -- Baylor and Jackrabbit Invitationals, and Stewart Memorial...Set the school 18- and 54-hole scoring marks at the Jackrabbit Invitational, firing a second-round 68 to go with 70 and 77 in the first and third rounds, respectively, for a 215 total...Shot a final-round 69 at Baylor, her seventh career sub-par round, the most in school history; also carded 76-75 for 220 total...After getting off to a slow start in the fall, finished up strong in the last three tournaments, picking up a pair of top-five finishes and averaging 75.00 in those final eight rounds...Named MVC Golfer of the Week four times...Tied for fifth at Memphis, where she shot 76-76--152, the sixth-best 36-hole total in school history...Tied for second at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial after firing 78-70-75--223...Shot 73-76-76--225 and tied for 22nd at the Johnie Imes Invitational...Led MSU to start the spring at Texas State, tying for 21st with 78-76-80--234...Placed sixth at the rain-shortened Valley tournament with 78-74--152, eighth at UALR with 78-75-71--224.
2009-10: As a sophomore, built on her outstanding freshman campaign, recording a 77.13 scoring average, which ranked her third on the team and ninth in the Missouri Valley Conference...In the classroom, named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team for maintaining a 3.90 GPA while majoring in Marketing...Recorded four top-10 finishes, including a tie for third after shooting 75-78-70--223 at the Payne Stewart Memorial...Closed out the fall with 77-73-77--227 at the FIU/Pat Bradley Invitational to tie for 35th...One of four Bears to place in the top 15 at the Hawkeye Intercollegiate after carding 80-79-75--234...Enjoyed a strong spring campaign after missing the first tournament due to injury, recording three top-10 finishes in the remaining five outings...Shot 76-76-72--224 to tie for ninth at the Rio Verde Invitational, her first outing after coming off the injury, and earned league Golfer of the Week honors...Recorded her then-best career 54 holes and placed eighth at Indiana with 72-78-72--222...Earned her second top 10 in as many years at the MVC Championship by shooting76-78-78--232 to finish 10th.
2008-09: Immediately established herself as one of the top players in the Missouri Valley Conference...Led the team in scoring average in the spring (77.94) and finished the year second overall on the team and ninth in the MVC with a 78.90 mark...One of just two freshmen to earn selection to the all-conference team after finishing a team-best fifth at the league tournament...Posted runner-up finishes at Oral Roberts (72-75-80--227) and Bradley (75-77--152) to lead the team with three top-five finishes...Shot 72 twice, at Oral Roberts and Rio Verde...In her first collegiate tournament, tied for 17th, shooting 84-74--158, then had her runner-up finish at ORU in just her third collegiate outing...Placed in the Bears' top two in five of the six spring tournaments...Low for the Bears in the spring opener at Kiawah Island, shooting 82-80-76--236...Tied for 26th at Rio Verde after shooting 80-72-77--229, 20th at Baylor after posting 77-81-76--234.
Background: One of the top players in Texas as a senior and ranked 59th nationally in the AJGA/Polo Rankings...As a senior, won the Texas Junior Golf Tour's Holiday Classic and placed second and third, respectively, at the Texas-Oklahoma Red River Challenge and Houstonian Invitational...Also notched a third-place finish at the Starburst Junior Championship and fourth at the Texas Junior Championship...A four-time all-district performer at Plano West and two-time selection to the Dallas Morning News all-area team...Earned selection to the TJGT's All-Tour Team as a senior for finishing in the top six in the point standings...Recorded a pair of top-10 AJGA finishes in 2007, including fourth at the Stars of Texas Championship...In her final tournament before entering college, captured the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship in Dallas.
Personal: Kelsey Marie Welber was born May 24, 1990 in Lawrence, Massachusetts...Daughter of Dave and Brenda Welber...Majoring in Marketing.