The Redbirds finished the day in fifth place with a team score of 650 (335-317).
enior Katie Jean led the Redbirds in the first round, posting a five-over-par 77 to place herself in second place on the individual leaderboard.
Illinois State was tabbed in a recent coach?s poll to finish second in the tournament. In the same poll, Missouri State was selected to win the tournament.
The Redbirds completed the two-day invitational in sixth place with a team score of 928 (314-314-300).
Jean is five-strokes behind the leader.
2011-12: Competed in 18 rounds during the 2011-12 season... had a season-best three-round score at the Imes Invitational (Oct. 5), recording a 225 (77-74-74, finishing tied for 23rd ... had an average-season stroke of 81.1.
2010-11: Competed in six rounds ... held a scoring average of 82.3 ... had two rounds in the 70s, with a low-score of 78 ... tied for 25th at the Redbird Invitational, carding a three-round 241 (79-82-80).
Prep & Personal: Earned the conference championship in 2009 at Western High School ... led her team to a first-place finish at the 2009 conference, sectional and regional Championships ... placed in third individually at both the sectional and regional tournaments ... led her team to the first-place title at the conference, sectional and regional championships ... named Most Valuable Player her sophomore, junior and senior year ... Cossell was born on April 30, 1992 to parents Brian and Janice Cossell.