Parker Freiburg of Illinois State, Louis Cohen Boyer of Wichita State, Marissa Uradomo of Indiana State and Cassie Rushing of Southern Illinois have been named MVC Golfers of the Week.
MVC Men's Golfers of the Week
Parker Freiburg - Sr. - Illinois State (Quincy, Ill.)
Illinois State senior Parker Freiburg finished in 11th place on the individual leaderboard at the Seminole Intercollegiate among 73 other individual golfers. Due to weather forecasts, the three-day tournament was forced to be finished in two, with the last 36-holes played Saturday. Instead of seeing it as a disadvantage, Freiburg stepped up his game and carded a 2-under-par in the second round and a 69 in the third to finish with a score of 215 (76-70-69). Though going up against seven teams in the top-75, three of which are in the top-25, Freiburg's 1-under-par finish helped the Redbirds take ninth place with a team score of 887 (304-289-294). Illinois State was able to defeat BigTen Conference member Penn State and Big South conference member Winthrop.
Louis Cohen Boyer - Jr. - Wichita State (Paris, France)
Boyer carded a third-round 69 to finish in a tie for third place with a 217 (73-75-69) at the Talis Park Challenge, March 16-17 to lead the Shockers to a second place team finish. He finished only two shots behind co-champions Marco Iten of Austin Peay and Carson Jacobs of Vanderbilt. Teams from Austin Peay, Ball State, Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Florida Gulf Coast, Indiana, IUPUI, Miami, Northern Illinois, Notre Dame, Toledo, Vanderbilt and Xavier also competed in the tournament.
MVC Women's Golfers of the Week
Marissa Uradomo - Jr. - Indiana State (Wailuku, Hawaii)
Marissa Uradomo captured her first tournament championship and only the second in the history of Indiana State women’s golf as she took medalist honors at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate. Uradomo shot back-to-back 74s to capture the 36-hole tournament with a 148 total played under wet and cool conditions at the Highlands Course in Sevierville, Tenn., and edge first round leader Delaney Howson of Murray State by one shot. The Sycamore freshman has finished in the top 20 in her last five events and in the top 10 in four events including the last three. She joins former Sycamore Breanne Smith as the only individual champions for Indiana State. Smith won the 2010 Snowbird Intercollegiate. In six tournaments this year, Uradomo is averaging 76.1 per round and a 380-57 won-loss record.
Cassie Rushing - Sr. - Southern Illinois (Marion, Ill.)
Senior Cassie Rushing was SIU's overall individual leader at the Eagle Landing Invitational this past weekend, where the Salukis finished fourth overall. Rushing finished tied for fourth individually, and led the entire tournament after the second round after shooting a 36-hole score of 143 -- the fifth-best score in school history. Included in that was a second-round 70, which is the second-lowest single-round score in her SIU career. Her 54-hole score of 220 not only was good for fourth overall in the tournament, but also ranks as the fourth-best in SIU history as well.