Drew Novara
    Drew Novara


    Muphysboro, Ill.

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 150



    Men's Golf takes fourth place at Austin Peay tournament behind record-tying round by Drew Novara

    Novara tied a school record by firing a 64 during the final round of the F&M Bank Intercollegiate.


    182 Salukis earn academic honors from MVC

    Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award


    SIU places third at ASU Red Wolves Intercollegiate

    Salukis post longest sub-300 rounds streak in nearly five years


    Salukis in fourth place at ASU Red Wolves Intercollegiate

    SIU extends sub-300 team score streak to five rounds


    Men's golf finishes in fifth at Jackrabbit Invitational

    Erickson moves into second place in career rounds at SIU

    2014-15 (Junior):
    Tournament Scores
    Missouri Valley Conference Men's Golfer of the Week and MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week after he tied a school record with a 64 during the final round of the F&M Bank Intercollegiate.

    2013-14 (Sophomore)
    Tournament Scores
    Played in all 35 rounds and led the team with a 75.06 stroke average...Was the team's top finisher in five of the 12 tournaments...Had two top-10 finishes, taking second place at the Frito Lay/Taco Bell Intercollegiate and eighth place at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate...His 5-under par 67 in the second round of the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate was the best 18-hole score by a Saluki golfer for the season.

    2012-13 (Freshman)
    Tournament Scores
    Played in 19 rounds over seven tournaments...Tied for 13th at the Grover Page Classic...Shot a career-best 71 in the first round of the Grover Page Classic...Posted a 77.0 scoring average...Season-best three-round tournament score of 225 at both the Skyhawk Fall Classic and Grover Page Classic...Led the team at the Grover Page Classic...Posted a 4.0 GPA and made the Dean's List.

    Amateur Accomplishments
    2011 Illinois State Amateur qualifier
    2012 Illinois State Amateur 9th place
    2013 Southern Illinois Golf Association champion (at Union County Country Club)
    2013 SIGA champion at Carmi Golf Course
    2013 Fowler Heating & Cooling champion
    2013 Southern Illinois Open 8th place, low amateur score
    2013 Illinois State Amateur 29th place
    2013 U.S. Amateur Qualifier champion
    2013 U.S. Amateur qualifier
    2013 Accelerated Tour at Kokopelli low overall score

    Murphysboro High School
    Three-time All-Conference selection...Three-time All-South selection...Two-year team captain...Two-time Southern Illinois River-to-River conference Individual champion...Holds five school records...Finalist for the national American Junior Golf Association Jerry Cole Sportsmanship Award...Placed 23rd at the state tournament as a senior...Three-time team MVP...Posted his team's top score in 49 of 61 rounds from sophomore through senior year...Started playing golf after two broken ankles in baseball and basketball...Fellowship of Christian Athletes Group Leader...Graduated with high honors and was in the top 10 of his graduating class...Member of the IHSA Student Advisory Committee.

    Worth Knowing
    Was introduced to golf his freshman year of high school after breaking his right ankle in 7th grade and breaking his left ankle in 8th grade...2012 SIGA Player of the Year runner-up to former Saluki golfer Jeff Miller...Full given name is Andrew Robert Novara...Goes by Drew...Son of Cynthia and Leonard Novara...Father is athletic director at Murphysboro High School...Has one sister, Emily...Born Nov. 9, 1993, in Princeton, Ind....Majoring in exercise science.

    Q&A with Drew
    Favorite place on campus: Student Rec Center Favorite course: TPC Deere Run
    Favorite club: 7-Iron
    Favorite athlete: Tiger Woods
    Favorite sports team: St. Louis Cardinals
    Favorite TV show: Family Guy
    Favorite book: Heart of a Champion
    Favorite restaurant: Cummare's Italian Ristorante
    Favorite band: Zac Brown Band
    Longest drive: 350
    My dream foursome: Tiger, Adam Scott, Steve Stricker
    What I've learned from Coach Newton: Keep the ball in play and minimize damage
    Actor I would want to play me in a movie about my life: Lucas Black
    Cartoon character that best describes me: Scooby Doo
    Best thing I cook in the kitchen: Ice cream sundaes
    Something most people don't know about me: Three-sport athlete in high school and played in the Southern Illinois High School all-star baseball game
    Secret talent: I am ambidextrous
    One thing I've always dreamed about doing: Skydiving

    What's in the Bag?
    Driver: 8.5 Titleist 910 D2
    Woods: 13.5 Titleist 910 3 wood, 19 Titleist 910 Hybrid
    Irons: Titleist AP2
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2
    Ball: Pro- V1x