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MU swimmer garners C-USA scholar honor

August 20, 2018

HUNTINGTON — Marshall University swimmer Anna Lync hand Marie Claire Schillinger from Rice were named as co-recipients of the 2017-18 Conference USA Scholar Athlete of the Year Award for women’s swimming and diving.

Lynch, who is from Oakwood, Ohio, won the award as a junior. Schillinger was a senior from Orinda, California.

The awards were made by C-USA faculty athletics representatives based on GPA, athletic achievement and service.

C-USA Scholar Athletes

BASEBALL: Nick Sandlin, Southern Miss

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Ed Simpson, Middle Tennessee

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Erica Ogwumike, Rice

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY: Adolfo Carvalho, Rice

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY: Elsa Racasan, Rice

FOOTBALL: Brent Stockstill, Middle Tennessee

MEN’S GOLF: Mitchell Meissner, Rice

WOMEN’S GOLF: Maggie Simmermacher, Old Dominion

MEN’S SOCCER: Jason Beaulieu, New Mexico

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Martha Thomas, Charlotte

SOFTBALL: Haley Pace, Charlotte

WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING: Anna Lynch, Marshall; Marie Claire Schillinger, Rice

MEN’S TENNIS: Eric Rutledge, Rice

WOMEN’S TENNIS: Lindsey Hodge, Rice

MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD: Scott Filip, Rice

WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD: Morgan McIntyre, Western Kentucky

VOLLEYBALL: Jessica Lucas, Western Kentucky

Women’s golf

REDFORD, Mich. — Marshall sophomore golfer Kerri Parks was crowned Friday as the winner of the 102nd Michigan Women’s Amateur Championship at Western Golf and Country Club.

Parks defeated Loyola Chicago senior Elayna Bowser 1-up in a playoff for the title.

“I was just really happy to win one of the most prestigious events in Michigan,” Parks said in a release. “It showed that my hard work has paid off. It’s really great to end the summer on a high note and I’d like to continue that into the school season.”

Parks tied for fourth place in the 36-hole stroke play portion of the tournament and was seeded fourth in 32-player match play.

She defeated Naomi Keyre 3 and 2, Anastassia Lee 4 and 3, Danielle Staskowski in the quarterfinals 4 and 3, and Sarah Shipley in the semifinals 3 and 2 before defeating Bowser on the 19th hole for the championship.

“Kerri winning the Michigan Women’s Amateur is awesome and I am really proud of her,” Marshall head coach Brooke Burkhammer said. “I know she will carry the momentum from this win into the upcoming fall season which I’m excited about.

“She’s a tough competitor and I look for her to be a strong asset for our program once again this year.”

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