Three members of the Saluki women's golf team earned MVC Scholar-Athlete honors, the Valley announced on Thursday. Junior Brooke Cusumano earned first team MVC Scholar-Athlete recognition for the second time in her career, while Hanna Netisingha and Kristie Yang were each named Honorable Mention MVC Scholar-Athletes.
The Saluki women's golf team concluded its season at the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Championship in fifth place with a 926 team score. SIU finished with a 318 in the final round on Tuesday, led by Hanna Netisingha who shot the team's lowest score at 77.
The Saluki women's golf team dropped 12 strokes on the second day of the MVC Championship to head into the final round of play in fourth place overall. SIU shot a 298 team score on Monday to put the Salukis at 608 through 36 holes. This is the fourth time the Salukis have shot below 300 this season.
After the first round of the MVC Championship tournament, the Saluki women's golf team is in fifth place with a 310 team score. Junior Brooke Cusumano was the only player to break par, shooting a one-under 71 to lead all golfers.
The SIU women's golf team will wrap up its season this weekend as the Salukis travel to Chicago to compete in the Missouri Valley Conference Women's Golf Championships, hosted by Loyola.