Despite the outcome, head coach Darby Sligh was pleased with her team's effort and has a positive outlook toward the rest of the season.
At the meet, the teams will compete in four ball matches, before golfers from each school go head-to-head in the individual matches in an all-day event.
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.
2012-13: Completed 18 rounds during her freshman campaign... recorded her best performance of the season at the Johnnie Imes Invitational (Oct. 2) with a final score of 241 (80-84-77) ... recorded a season-stroke average of 86.6.
Prior to ISU: Earned all-state and all-conference honors at Western High School ... team captain as a junior and senior ... held a 73-stroke scoring average her senior season ... won three high school tournaments ... helped her team win the conference championship three straight years ... maintained an A- average throughout high school and was named to the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born 4/05/94 in Kokomo, Ind. ... majoring in therapeutic recreation ... one sibling Carlee, who also plays on the Redbirds women's golf team ... daughter of Brain and Janice Cossell ... father, Brian, played baseball and basketball at North Dakota State.