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.
Jean led the Redbirds to a sixth-place finish with a team score of 928 (314-314-300)
The Redbirds completed the two-day invitational in sixth place with a team score of 928 (314-314-300).
2012 Redbird Invitational
2011-12: Competed in 28 rounds during the 2011-12 seasons ... competed in the 2012 MVC Championship (April 22-24), finishing a three-round season best of 220 (74-74-72) to earn individual medalist honors ... tied for fourth in the Redbird Invitational (Sept. 12) with a three-round score of 224 (78-76-70) ... competed at the Badger Invitational (Sept. 27), finishing fifth with a score of 228 (75-75-78) ... tied for sixth place at the Monterey Bay Invitational (March 18-20) with a score of 230 (80-75-75) ... had a season-stroke average of 76.1, the best amongst the Redbirds.
2010-11: Competed in 26 rounds and held a scoring average of 78.9 ... posted 14 rounds in the 70s, with a low-round score of 72 at the UCF Challenge ... had a season-best performance at the Redbird Invitational, where she placed sixth with a three-round 228 (73-79-76) ... tied for 18th at the 2011 Missouri Valley Conference Championship, with a two-round 157 (81-76) ... honored with the MVC Elite-18 Award ... named to the 2011 MVC Scholar-Athlete Team ... named to the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Division I All-American Scholar Team ... achieved a 4.0 grade-point-average.
2009-10: Competed in three rounds at the Chip-N-Club Invitational score ... scoring average of 80.0 ... shot one round in the 70s.
Prep & Personal: Four-year high school letterwinner ... four-year team MVP ... finished sixteenth at the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Championship in 2006, fourth in 2007 and second in 2008 ... IHSA regional champion 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... 2007 and 2008 Sangamon Valley Conference champion ... 2007 and 2008 IHSA Sectional Champion ... Sangsmon Valley Conference record holder for final score (71) ... St. Thomas More High School record holder for low nine-(33) and eighteen-hole rounds (70) ... St. Thomas More Female Scholar Athlete Award ... 2007 and 2008 News-Gazette Female Golfer of the Year ... won the second flight of the Illinois Women's Golf Association State Amateur in 2008 ... member of National Honors Society ... 2006-09 IHSA Scholastic Achievement Award winner ... named to the Hugh Cranford All-Scholastic team for the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships ... named an Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) Illinois State Scholar ... Presidential Scholar at ISU ... named a Country Scholar by the Actuarial Science Department at ISU ... born 8-2-1990 ... daughter of Rick and Sue Jean ... majoring in actuary science.