Cusumano finished the season with a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA and with SIU’s best stroke average at 76.48.
Cusumano was named first team MVC Scholar-Athlete, while Netisingha and Yang each earned Honorable Mention.
Kristie Yang finished fifth overall
293 was the sixth best round in school history for SIU
Southern enters the tournament with two-straight wins
Competed in every tournament for the Salukis this season, including the MVC Championship…Was SIU’s top finisher at five tournaments…Was the top finisher of 75 golfers at the Murray State Invitational in September with a career-best 148 36-hole score…Led the Salukis and holds the tenth best stroke average in the MVC at 76.48 through 31 rounds, which ranks fifth all-time at SIU for best stroke average in a season…Finished the season with 25 rounds in the 70s…Shot a season-best round of 70 in the final round of the ORU/SFA Spring Break Invite where she finished tied for eighth of 100 with a season-best 220 score…Finished the season with a team-high 57 birdies…Earned MVC Scholar-Athlete honors for the second year…Named CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large.2014-15 (Sophomore):
Earned the MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award...Selected to the MVC All-Conference Team..Was named the Elite 18 Award winner...Competed in all 12 tournaments in the 2014-15 season...Recorded four top-five finishes...Best finish of the season came in the MVC Championships, where she finished 2nd with rounds of 75,79, and 74...Earned a third place finish in the Jan Weaver - Murray State Invitational to open the season...Shot a season-low 68 in the Jan Weaver - Murray State Invitational.. Followed that performance with a fourth place finish in the Saluki Shootout.
WGCA All-American Scholar
One of only three Salukis to play in all 34 rounds in 2013-14...Finished the season at seven-over par with an average of 79.0...Finished in the top-10 three times and the top-five once...All three of her top-10 finishes came in three of the final four matches in the spring...Finished tied for 27th at the MVC Championships...Posted a season and career-low score of 74 twice, both at the Eagle Landing Invitational...Over her last four matches, shot a 77 in six of eight possible rounds.
Two-time Missouri state individual champion (won team title both years)...Fourth person in Missouri history to win back-to-back titles...2011 champion squad set a Missouri state team stroke record of 91...2013 St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro Golfer of the Year...Two-time member of Missouri's Four-State Championship team, which in 2012 won the title...Finished second in the St. Louis Women's District Golf Association Championship and second at the Gateway PGA Junior Championships, both in 2012.
Born Oct. 10, 1994 in St. Louis...Father is Frank Cusumano, an NBC KSDK Channel 5 sportscaster and a sports radio host on KFNS, both in the St. Louis area...Mother, Monique, is a nurse...Has two brothers, Dominic and Alex...Alex is also a collegiate golfer, an all-conference standout at Loyola.