Cassie Rushing
    Cassie Rushing


    Marion, Ill.

    High School:




    Women's Golf picked to finish second in MVC Pre-Championship poll

    Southern also received two first-place votes behind favorite Wichita State.


    Salukis tie with Murray State in dual-match at Dalhousie Golf Club on Sunday

    Freshman Xianmei Jin finished in first place after shooting a 76, winning by two strokes.


    Salukis come back to win Bradley Invitational for second straight tournament victory

    This is the fourth tournament victory for the Saluki women in 2013-14 and the ninth under SIU head coach Alexis Mihelich in three seasons.


    Salukis in third place after the first round of the Bradley Invitational

    Senior Ashleigh Rushing leads the Salukis in a tie for fifth place after shooting a 76.


    Salukis set to play at the Bradley Invitational on Saturday and Sunday

    Originally scheduled to be 54 holes, the tournament will now feature only two rounds at the Pekin Country Club.


    2014 Saluki Invitational

    Photos from the 2014 Saluki Invitational taken at Hickory Ridge Golf Course, 3.31.14

    2012-13 (Junior):
    First-team 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.

    2011-12 (Sophomore):
    NGCA All-Scholar
    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.

    2010-11 (Freshman): 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.

    Pre-SIU: 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).

    Personal: Full name is Cassie Marie Rushing...twin sister of Ashleigh 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.

    Sunday, Apr 20
    Women's Golf Springfield, Ill. All Day at Panther Creek Country Club
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    Women's Golf Springfield, Ill. All Day at Panther Creek Country Club
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    Tuesday, Apr 22
    Women's Golf Springfield, Ill. All Day at Panther Creek Country Club
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