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 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.