Matthews, a senior studying recreation with a 3.61 GPA, is a two-time first team selection.
The Salukis claimed The Valley's Male and Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week.
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.
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.