Hawkeyes To Play In Chip-N-Club Invitational

Sept. 10, 2010

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THIS WEEK: The Hawkeyes will begin their fall schedule September 13-14 at the Chip-N-Club Invitational in Lincoln, NE. The 54-hole tournament is hosted by the University of Nebraksa and will be played on the par 72, 6,238-yard Wilderness Ridge Golf Course. Live scoring for the event will be provided at Golfstat.com.

THE COMPETITION: Iowa will compete against 14 teams; Akron, Arkansas State, Central Arkansas, Creighton, James Madison, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota State, Sacramento State, South Dakota State, Texas State, and UTSA. Missouri is the defending champion.

CILEK GARNERS SPORTMANSHIP AWARD: Iowa Senior Laura Cilek recieved the Outstanding Sportsmanship Award for the 2009-10 academic school year. Cilek was selected for the award by the Big Ten Conference and was one of 22 student-athletes chosen for the award.

Cilek, an Iowa City natve and West HS alum, averaged 79 strokes over the 31 rounds she competed in during the 2009-10 season. She shot a low round of 72 multiple times, one of which led to her being named Big Ten Golfer of the Week on March 17. Cilek also excels in the classroom, as she was an academic all-Big Ten honoree.

HAWKEYE NEWCOMERS: The Iowa women’s golf team will welcome two newcomers for the 2010-11 season, Woojay Choi and Karly Grouwinkel. Choi, a The Woodlands, TX native, was named the top player at The Woodlands College Park High School in 2010. Grouwinkel, from Mt. Prospect, IL, holds the Prospect High School 18-hole record, posting a 73 during her senior season.

HEAD COACH Kelly Crawford: Head Coach Kelly Crawford has been in charge of the women’s golf program for five years. The Sacramento State alum will have six letterwinners returning from the 2009-10 season. Assistant Coach John Owens returns for his second season with the Hawkeyes.

FROM COACH Kelly Crawford: “From top to bottom within our program it’s a really good group of kids. The chemistry is the best I’ve ever seen since I’ve been at Iowa and I think that with the coaching staff and the experience coming back it’s going to lead to some really, really good things.”