Geer Named Big Ten Golfer of the Week
Allyson Geer tied for second place.
MSU is four shots back of the tournament leader Florida.
Ally Geer shot a career-low 5-under-par 67.
The Spartans will be one of six teams ranked in the Golfstat top-20 competing in the tournament.
Ally Geer will compete with the world's best golfers next week in the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids.
Received a sponsor exemption to play in the Meijer LPGA Classic (June 15-18), shooting a 7-over-par 149 (75-74) ... Finished in a tie for 33rd at the Symetra Tour Tullymore Classic (June 30 -- July 2), recording a 3-under-par 213 (68-73-72).
2016-17 -- Freshman
Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... First Team All-Big Ten ... Had two top-five finishes and two top-20 finishes in appearing in all eight tournaments after joining the team in January ... Finished the season with a 74.08 average, ranking second on the team ... Ranked second on the team in birdies per round at 2.54 ... Had a team-high five eagles ... Placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships (April 21-23) with an even-par 216, including 2-under 70 in the final round ... Took fifth at the Lady Buckeye Invitational (April 15-16) with a 6-over-par 222 (76-68-78) ... Earned her first top-15 finish at the Clemson Invitational (March 31 -- April 2) with a 1-over-par 217 (70-72-75) ... Posted six rounds at even or under par, including a pair of 68s (Briar's Creek Invitational, March 20; Lady Buckeye Invitational, April 15) ... Had a hole-in-one on the par-3, 150-yard 17th-hole in the second round of the Briar's Creek Invitational (March 20), becoming the first Spartan to accomplish the feat since 2008 ... Was the first Spartan to garner Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors since 2003.
Ranked the No. 1 Michigan junior golfer since 2013 ... Entered MSU ranked 12th in the Golfweek Girls Junior Rankings and 16th in Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings ... 2014 & 2016 Rolex Junior All-American ... 2016 Golf Association of Michigan Women's Player of the Year ... Won the 2015 and 2016 Michigan State Amateur Championships, becoming the youngest and just the third player in the last 23 years to win the event in consecutive years ... 2014 Gary Gilchrist Academy Junior All-American Team ... 2013 Golfweek Junior Tour Player of the Year & All-American Team ... Captured the 2014 Michigan Women's Stroke Play title at 4-under-par, besting the rest of the field by six strokes ... Was the only amateur to make the cut at the 2016 Symetra Tour-Tullymore Classic where she finished 1-over-par ... Played in 13 AJGA Invitationals from 2013-16 ... Qualified for the 2016 US Girls' Junior Championship ... Won the 2015 and '16 2015 AJGA Randy Wise Junior Open (Warwick Hills, Mich.); the 2016 AJGA Justin Thomas Junior (University of Louisville); 2014 AJGA Junior All Star (Chateau Elan, Georgia) and the 2013 AJGA Junior All-Star (Forest Lake, Mich.) ... Claimed third place at the 2013 and 2014 Nike Junior All-Star Invitationals ... Took second at the 2014 AJGA Midwest Junior Players Championship and the 2013 AJGA Junior All-Star ... Placed fourth at the 2016 AJGA Ping Invitational at Karsten Creek, Oklahoma ... Has taken classes at Lansing Community College where she was named to the Dean's List in 2016 and the President's List in 2015
Born August 15, 1998 ... Daughter of Bradford and Andrea.
GETTING TO KNOW ALLY GEER
What is one location to visit that is on your bucket list to visit?
Who is your hero?
My mom and Jesus.
What is your favorite thing about Michigan State?
It's close to home and my sister goes here with me.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Being named B1G Ten Freshman of the Year.
What is your favorite sport to play other than golf?
If you were a superhero, which one would you be?
Thor or Wonder Woman.
What is your favorite club/ shot to hit?
Punch hook with a 5 iron.
What is the most unexpected thing in your golf bag?
A pocket size Bible devotional.
What is your favorite food?
Stuffed chicken Parmesan.
Favorite kind of music/singer?
Country music and favorite band is Hillsong Young & Free.
What is your dream car?
Charcoal grey Chevy Denali truck with a lift and black rims.