The Redbirds will look to win their sixth Valley championship in the last seven years
Illinois State's juniors led the team the entire way
Illinois State's juniors took charge in this opening round
Leading the Redbirds will be seniors Rachel Powers and Jordyn Wyzgowski, along with juniors Brianna Cooper, Hayley Guyton and Lauren English.
Head coach Darby Sligh is looking forward to her team getting back on the field and regaining its momentum after the18th-place finish at the Rio Verde Invitational.
2012-13: Competed 33 rounds during the 2012-13 season... only Redbird to shoot under 70 in a single round of play ... posted her best performance at the Johnnie Imes Invitational (Oct. 2), finishing tied for 13th place with a three-round score of 221 (69-74-78) ... finished in ninth place at the MVC Championship (April 23) with a score of 244 (86-81-77) ... recorded a 27th-place finish at the Cardinal Cup (Sept. 18) with a score of 228 (68-78-82) ... had a season-stroke average of 79.6.
2011-12: Competed in 25 rounds during the 2011-12 season ... had a season- stroke average of 79.8 ... competed at the Badger Invitational (Sept. 27) with a three-round score of 235 (79-79-77) ... had a three-round season best of 229 (73-78-78) at the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate Tournament (Oct. 25).
2010-11: Competed in 17 rounds, 10 of which were in the 70s ... held a stroke average of 79.2 and a low round score of 70 ... had a season-best performance at the 2011 Missouri Valley Conference Championship with a two-round 157 (78-79) to place 18th.
Prep & Personal: Finished runner-up at the 2009 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Tournament ... was the 2009 IHSA Regional and Sectional champion ... 2009 runner-up in IHSA State Championship ... set the course record at the 2009 IHSA Sectional Tournament, carding an 18-hole score of 67 ... qualified for the 2008 and 2009 U.S. Golf Association National Championship ... named Most Valuable Player her freshman, sophomore and senior year ... captured the individual title at both the 2008 PGA Jr. Series in Edward, Okla., and the 2007 PGA Jr. Series in Muskogee, Okla. Powers was born on July 18, 1992 to parents Dr. Tim and Laura Powers.