MU swimmer garners C-USA scholar honor
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
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.”