SIU won four tournaments last year
Alisha Matthews sets conference record, ties school record for lowest round of 18 holes with a 67 in final round.
Salukis shave off six strokes of their team total to finish with a 307 in Monday's round.
Cassie Rushing tops the Salukis' leaderboard with a tied for sixth finish in round one.
Salukis edged out by one stroke over winner Northern Iowa.
2012-13: Joined the coaching staff as a student assistant coach.
2011-12 (Senior): All-Conference selection...Two-time Missouri Valley Conference Golfer of the Week...Second on the team with 77.8 stroke average...Won the Cardinal Classic and NIU Snowbird, the only Saluki to win multiple tournaments...Finished second overall at the SIUE Intercollegiate...Posted seven top-six finishes individually.
2010-11 (Junior): Finished on the top of the Salukis leader board in two fall tournaments, the Redbird Invite (74-77-80 231 10th) and the Oral Roberts Shootout (78-81-83 242 t-40th)...averaged a 78.7 which was second best on the team....finished 38th at the MVC Championships with an overall score of 163.
2009-10 (Sophomore): Was second on the team with a 79.2 stroke average....posted a ninth place finish at the Payne Stewart Memorial where she also posted her lowest three-round score of 229 (79-77-73) and also tied Alisha Matthews for lowest three-round score for the season...her round of 73 was also the team's lowest round of the season.
2008-09 (Freshman): Played in nine of ten tournaments...posted an 82.1 stroke average in 24 rounds played...tied for 14th out of 86 golfers with a 236 (81-76-79) at the El Diablo Intercollegiate, marking her highest finish of the season.
Pre-SIU: Attended Marian Catholic High School ...team record was 55-1...received all-conference and all-regional honors all four years...named MVP sophomore and senior year...won the Sandburg Invite her senior year, posting a record low 67...placed 4th individually at the IHSA State Tournament in 2007...as team captain her senior year, named all-conference, all-regional, all-sectional and all-state... set school record of lowest individual 18-hole (67) and 36-hole (146) tournament score...team crowned conference (ESCC) champions all four years...placed fourth in State Tournament sophomore through senior year.
Personal: Majored in sport management with a minor in coaching...born May 5, 1990...two older sisters played collegiate golf at Northwestern...daughter of Tom and Linda Gilley.