Alisha Matthews
    Alisha Matthews

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    St. Louis, Mo.

    High School:
    Mehlville High School

    Height:
    5-4

    Birthdate:
    08/02/1989


    07/02/2013

    Salukis land three WGCA All-American Scholars

    Mattie Lindner, Shaina Rennegarbe and Cassie Rushing were each recognized as All-American Scholars.

    05/04/2012

    Alisha Matthews named MVC Scholar-Athlete First-Team

    Matthews, a senior studying recreation with a 3.61 GPA, is a two-time first team selection.

    05/02/2012

    Bajer, Matthews named MVC Scholar-Athletes of the Week

    The Salukis claimed The Valley's Male and Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week.

    04/24/2012

    Women's Golf finishes tied for third at MVC Championships

    Alisha Matthews sets conference record, ties school record for lowest round of 18 holes with a 67 in final round.

    04/23/2012

    Women's Golf improves to fifth after round two of MVC Championships

    Salukis shave off six strokes of their team total to finish with a 307 in Monday's round.

    Updated August 22, 2012


    2011-12 (Senior): All-Conference selection...Broke the MVC Championships single-round scoring record in the final round, posting a 67...Finished third overall at the MVC Championships...Won the SIUE Intercollegiate...First-team Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete selection...Named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week on May 2...Posted four top-five finishes individually...Earned NGCA All-Scholar Team honors.

    2010-11 (Junior): Had another solid season for the Salukis as she competed in all 10 tournaments....averaged the fourth best team season average with a 79.6....also held the lowest round on the team with a 71 in round one of the Turtle Bay Resort Collegiate Invitational...placed in the top 20 in two tournaments including the Turtle Bay Resort Collegiate Invitational (17th) and at the Redbird Invitational (t17th)...named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First team and NGCA All-American Scholar Team.

    2009-10 (Sophomore): Led the team in stroke average with a 79.0....tied for lowest three round score with 229 (76-75-78) with Margaret Gilley....had three top 10 finishes including Towson Golf Classic (6th), Saluki Invitational (9th), and Grand Prairie Classic (7th)...season low round was a 74 at the Towson Golf Classic...named to the National Golf Association All-Scholar team and an honorable mention on the MVC All-Scholar team.

    2008-09 (Freshman): Competed in every tournament...led the Salukis in scoring, posting a 79.9 stroke average with a low-round 74...tied for sixth place at the Payne Stewart Memorial and the MVC Preview during the fall season...led the team in scoring in four tournaments throughout the season...fired fourteen rounds in the 70's...finished second in the Missouri Amateur Championship over the summer with a 220 (72-70-78).

    Pre-SIU: Attended Mehlville high school...received all-conference and all-district honors all four years...named St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro sophomore through senior year...as a freshman grabbed two tournament wins, including conference championship...medaled all 12 matches sophomore year, two tournament wins including district champion, placed fourth in state...as a junior, medaled 11 of 12 matches, one tournament win, placed second at state...medaled in all 10 matches during senior year, two tournment wins including conference championship shooting two under par, placed 6th at state, 75.8 stroke average...top four AJGA finish in 2005 Long Grove, Iowa...First place AJGA qualifier in 2006, Chicago, Ill....2006 LPGA Goldie Bateson scholarship recipient...started "Birdies for Wishes" program in conjunction with high school golf which raised money for the Metro St. Louis Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    Personal: Majored in recreation with a specialization in leisure services...born August 2, 1989...daughter of Brian and Jody Matthews.

    Tuesday, Sept 30
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Women's Golf Columbia, Mo. All Day
    Saturday, Oct 4
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Women's Golf Iowa City, Iowa All Day
    Sunday, Oct 5
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Women's Golf Iowa City, Iowa All Day
    Monday, Oct 13
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Women's Golf Jonesboro, Ark. All Day
    Tuesday, Oct 14
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Women's Golf Jonesboro, Ark. All Day
    Monday, Oct 20
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Women's Golf Murfreesboro, Tenn. All Day
    Tuesday, Oct 21
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Women's Golf Murfreesboro, Tenn. All Day
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