Newcomers blossom on Illini squad
Two Illini shoot under par rounds but team is in 17th of 20 after first day
Schuldt, Postillion land in the top-20 individually
Orange and Blue Seek Good Fortune Among Largest Field of Teams this Year
Ember Schuldt Nails Top Ten Finish Individually
Photos from 2013 student-athlete graduates from various sports. (photos by Derek Neal, May 10, 2013).
Photos from the women's golf team's 2013 end-of-the-year banquet.
The Illinois women's golf team at the 2012-13 Web.com Marsh Landing Invitational on April 8-9 in Ponte Vedra, Fla.
Photos from the Insperity Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate and the Illini's subsequent spring break trip.
Photos from the Clover Cup, held on March 8-10, 2013, in Mesa, Ariz.
2012-13 - Senior:Academic All-Big Ten ... Participated in six tournaments as a senior, averaging 81.39 strokes ... Competed as an individual at the Westbrook Invitational, where she posted a career-low 225 (+9) including her first-ever par round, finishing 20th and earning herself a spot in the team lineup the following competition ... Finished second on the team at the Clover Cup in her first time in the lineup, shooting a 237 (+21).
2011-12 - Junior: Competed once at the BYU Entrada Classic, tying for 49th with a 54-hole total of 249 ... Had two hole-in-ones during the summer ... Placed eighth at Country Youth Classic in Bloomington, Ill.
2010-11 - Sophomore: Posted an 80.00 stroke average in ten rounds ... Competed in three tournaments for the Illini, including the Big Ten Championship, where she tied her career-low round of 75, three-over par, in the final round.
2009-10 - Freshman: Tallied an 80.67 stroke average for the Illini in five tournaments, two as an individual ... Recorded her career-low tournament of 235 at the Windy City Classic, her first collegiate tournament ... Shot her career-low round of 75 twice, at the Windy City Classic and the Indiana Invitational.
Three-time Sarasota Herald Tribune All-Area selection ... 2007 District and Regional Class 2A Champion ... 2007 Sarasota City Champion ... 2008 Florida Junior Golf Champion ... 2008 Haile Plantation Junior State Champion ... Back-to-back Sarasota Junior Classic Champion in 2006 and 2007 ... High school team placed third at the 2006 2A Florida State Championship ... Four-year varsity golf letterwinner ... Team captain as a junior and senior ... Most Valuable Player as a senior.
Born June 9, 1991 ... Daughter of Stan and Claire Smith ... Has one brother, Justin ... Majoring in broadcast journalism ... Minoring in communication ... Serves as the assistant writing editor at the Illio yearbook ... Was named the writer of the year at the Illio in 2011-12 ... Interned at WCIU-TV in Chicago over the summer ... Has served as the copy editor of the Daily Illini since 2010 ... Hobbies outside of sports include watching movies, shopping and spending time with friends and family ... Member of the National Honor Society and Student Government .... Earned the Golden Eagle Award for academic achievement her freshman and senior years ... The Herald-Tribune all-area golfer.
|Year||Events||Rds.||Strokes||Avg.||Low Rd.||Low Tour.|
|2009-10||5||15||1,210||80.67||75 (2x)||235 (2x)|
Best Finish: T-20th -- Westbrook Spring Invitational (Feb. 24-25, 2013)
Low Round: 72-- Westbrook Spring Invitational (Feb. 24-25, 2013)
Low 54-Hole Score: 225-- Westbrook Spring Invitational (Feb. 24-25, 2013)
Low 72-Hole Score: 322 - Big Ten Championships (April 22-24, 2011)
|Sept. 22-23||Wolverine Invitational (Par 71)*||85-94-77 = 256||T-67th|
|Oct. 13-14||Hoosier Fall Invitational*||82-83-81 = 246||T-57th|
|Feb. 24-25||Westbrook Spring Invitational*||72-76-77 = 225^||T-20th|
|March 8-10||Clover Cup||79-77-81 = 237||T-68th|
|March 15-17||Insperity Lady Jaguar||88-89-86 = 263||T-97th|
|April 8-9||Marsh Landing Invitational||83-80-75 = 238||T-90th|
|March 19-20||BYU Entrada Classic||81-84-84 = 249||T-49th|
|Feb. 27-Mar. 1||Kinderlou Forest Challenge (Par 73)||78-82-82 = 242||T-60th|
|March 11-13||Eagle Landing Invitational||82-77-77 = 236||T-62nd|
|April 22-24||Big Ten Championship||82-84-81-75 = 322||T-60th|
|Oct. 5-6||Windy City Classic*||76-75-84 = 235||T-62nd|
|Oct. 17-18||Hawkeye Intercollegiate*||80-81-84 = 245||T-51st|
|March 7-9||Eagle Landing Invitational||81-78-76 = 235||T-56th|
|April 10-11||Indiana Invitational||83-75-80 = 238||T-61st|
|April 17-18||Lady Buckeye Invitational||89-86-82 = 257||T-66th|
* Competed as an individual
^ Led the team
Nickname: Bottle, Baby, Pump
I chose Illinois because: Coach Slone and my grandfather went to Illinois
My favorite place on campus and why: Memorial Stadium because it is exciting on game day
My best memory as an Illini is: Playing at Big Tens
Being a Fighting Illini means: Carrying on a tradition
Funniest teammate: Nora Lucas
Best dressed teammate: Maureen Liddy
Something I have to bring on every road trip: Ipod
Pre-round superstitions: I like to eat a banana before I compete
Favorite course: Venice Golf and Country Club
Favorite club: 5 wood
Favorite athlete: Ricky Fowler
Favorite Illini athlete (not on your team): Darragh McDermott
Favorite sports team: Tampa Bay Rays
Favorite movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite movie quote: "If I'm a bird, you're a bird." -Noah, The Notebook
Favorite TV show: CSI
Favorite book: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Favorite food: Cheeseburgers
Favorite activity outside golf: Swimming
Favorite restaurant: Za's
Favorite band: Parachute
My dream foursome: Paula Creamer, Ricky Fowler, Me, Rory McIlroy
Dream job: Work at Cosmopolitan magazine
Unique or quirky habit: I randomly talk in a country accent
Actress I would want to play me in a movie about my life: Drew Barrymore
Super power I would most like to have: To fly
Best thing I cook in the kitchen: Sloppy Joes
Person I would most like to spend a day with: John Mayer
If I was on a reality show it would be: Millionaire Matchmaker
Best Playlist on my iPod: My workout playlist
If I weren't a golfer, I would play: Softball
One thing I can't go a day without: Coffee
One thing I've always dreamt about doing: Skydiving or bungee jumping
Career Plans: Work in Public Relations
Updated June, 2013