First-Team MVC Scholar-Athlete
WGCA All-American Scholar
Played in all 34 rounds for Southern...Led SIU with nine top-10 finishes and four top-five finishes...Led SIU with a season average of 76.32, the second-highest in Saluki history...Was Southern's top-finisher in six events...Finished outside the top-10 only three times...Finished tied for fourth at the MVC Championships, earning All-MVC honors for the fourth-straight year...One of only eight golfers in conference history to earn all-conference four times...Only second Saluki to ever do so (Kelly Gerlach)...Finished career with an average of 77.1, the highest in SIU history...Also finished career with 85 rounds below 80, the most in Saluki history.
First-team MVC Scholar-Athlete
WGCA All-American Scholar
All-Conference selection...Tied for fifth at the MVC Championship...Tied for fourth in school history with 56 career rounds in the 70s...Won the Blue Raider Invitational, earning MVC Golfer of the Week honors...Finished with the third-best stroke average in the conference...Led the team in stroke average (77.5)...Posted three top-five finishes and five top-10 finishes...Led the team with four par or better rounds...Competed in all 12 tournaments...Led the team in six tournaments...Posted 20 rounds in the 70s.
Earned All-Conference laurels after placing second at the MVC Championships...Played in all 11 tournaments...Placed in the top-five in eight tournaments...Won the Saluki Invitational and earned MVC Golfer of the Week honors for the win...Led the team in stroke average with a 76.4...Placed in the top five individuals in all five spring tournaments.
Had a impressive freshman campaign including appearing in all 10 tournaments including a second place finish at the NIU Snowbird and tied for third at the MVC Championships....held the lowest team stroke average with a 77.8 with her low round of 72 at the NIU Snowbird...posted a tie fourth place at the Saluki Invitational with twin sister Ashleigh leading the Salukis to a first place finish for the first time since 2008....named MVC Player of the Week (3/23) for her performance at NIU Snowbird.
Attended Marion High School where she was named All-Conference and MVP all four years (co-MVP senior year)...named The Southern Illinoisan Player of the Year in 2007 and 2008 while also being named Co-Player of the Year with twin sister Ashleigh in 2009...earned conference championships each of her four years and regional championships in three season...placed fourth in regionals her freshman year...placed sixth in sectionals as a freshman, runner up as a junior, and fourth as a senior...placed each of her four seasons at the state tournament (19th, 8th, 7th, and 11th, respectively).
Full name is Cassie Marie Rushing...twin sister of Ashleigh Rushing...is an undecided about a major...born Feb. 25, 1992 in St. Louis, Mo....daughter of Darron and Carol Rushing...also has a brother and sister who are also twins.