University of Iowa Athletics

Laura Cilek

Class Sr.
Hometown Iowa City, Iowa
High School West
Laura Cilek - Women's Golf - University of Iowa Athletics

2010-11 – – competed in 10 tournaments, including 30 rounds… recorded 78.6 average (2,358 strokes)… finished in top 10 at three events… finished season-best fourth at Chip-N Club Invitational (148)… posted team-low tournament 54-hole score at Chip-N Club Invitational (148) and Badger Invitational (221)… 221 (+5) at Badger Invitational was 11th best 54-hole score in school history… low 18-hole score of 70 (-2) came at Badger Invitational, ranking 11th in the record books… 2011 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2009-10 – – competed in 10 tournaments, including 31 rounds… carded a career-low for 18 holes after shooting a 72 at the Eagle Landing Invitational… penned a career-low for 54 holes after shooting 228 at the Hawkeye Invitational… finished 12th at the Hawkeye Invitational, a career-best… letterwinner.

2008-09 – – competed in nine tournaments, including 29 rounds… season scoring average 81.7… recorded career lows at the Hawkeye Invitational with an 18-hole score of 73, 36-hole score of 152, 56-hole score of 234, and placed T-14… named academic all-Big Ten… Big Ten Sportsmanship Award nominee for the second straight year… letterwinner.

2007-08 – – competed in six tournaments, including 19 rounds (81.8 scoring average)… carded a career-low for 18 holes after shooting 78 at the Big Ten Championships… penned a career-low for 36 holes after shooting 160 during the first two rounds at the Indiana Invitational… shot a career-low for 54 holes after scoring a 240 at the Indiana Invitational… finished tied for 28th at the Shamrock Intercollegiate, a career-best… letterwinner.

High School – – Iowa state champion her senior season, carding a two-round total of 146… Class 4A co-Player of the Year by the Iowa Coaches Association with teammate Amanda Stahl in 2007… team captain her junior and senior seasons… school record holder in most career pars and birdies and low 9-hole and 18-hole score… became her high school’s first individual state champion… 2007 Iowa Player of the Year… three-time state qualifier and all-conference selection… 2005 Regional Champion, Mississippi Valley medalist and Mississippi Valley Athlete of the Year… 2006 CRANDIC medalist… also lettered in basketball and soccer… named her soccer team[apos]s Most Valuable Player in 2005 and 2006… member of the National Honor Society… two-time academic all-conference honoree.

Personal – – born October 18, 1988… daughter of Nick and Toni Cilek… political science major minoring in communications… competed for City High School her freshman through junior years and West High School her senior year… high school coach (2006-07) was Mary Goodfellow… sisters Emily and Kate played tennis for Western Illinois… father and mother are University of Iowa alumni.

Season Rds. Strokes Avg. Low Round (Tournament)
Fall 2007 6 504 84.0 79 (Lady Northern Invitational)
Spring 2008 13 1,051 80.8 78 (Big Ten Championships)
Fall 2008 15 1,209 80.6 73 (Hawkeye Invitational)
Career 109 8,732 80.1 70 (Badger Invitational)