Former Spartan Allyssa Ferrell places fourth, assistant coach Aimee Neff ties for sixth, and rising senior Lindsey McPherson places second among amateurs.
Ferrell named MSU's female athlete of the year.
MSU had 104 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Spartans tie for 20th place overall with their best-ever score (1178) at nationals.
Spartan senior is tied for third place at even-par 210, just three shots off the pace, heading into Friday's fourth and final round.
At A Glance
Finished her career with the sixth-lowest scoring average (75.87) in school history . . . Played in 42 career tournaments (126 rounds) . . . Collected 10 top-10 finishes and 17 top-20 finishes in her career . . . Tallied 252 career birdies . . . Helped lead MSU to four NCAA Regional appearances and three straight trips to the NCAA Championships during her career . . . Three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2013-14 - Senior
Ranked first on the team with a 74.14 scoring average, which stands as the sixth-lowest average in a Michigan State single-season . . . Finished the season ranked No. 60 by Golfstat and No. 63 by Golfweek . . . Became just the third Spartan to place in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships as she shot a 3-over 283 (69-69-72-73) at nationals, which is the lowest 72-hole score in school history, to tie for 10th . . . Her 72-hole score of 283 is the lowest score ever by a Spartan at nationals, beating the previous low by five strokes (Caroline Powers, 288, 2011 in College Station, Texas) . . . Also owns the lowest 54-hole score at MSU (207) as she shared medalist honors at the Central District Invitational in February . . . Tied the lowest single round in MSU history with a 67 at the Central District Invitational (2/17/14) . . . Second-team All-Big Ten selection . . . Made a 9-foot putt on the final hole of the Big Ten Championships to seal a share of the conference title for the Spartans; helped MSU win three Big Ten titles during her career . . . Placed fifth at the Big Ten Championships and was named to the All-Championships Team for the second consecutive year . . . Three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . Led team with eight under-par rounds . . . Tied for team lead with five top-10 finishes and ranked second with 74 birdies . . . Placed sixth at the Mary Fossum Invitational with a 222 (72-72-78) . . . Named Big Ten Women's Golfer of the Week following her performance at the Central District Invitational in which she shared medalist honors with a 54-hole school-record low 9-under-par 207 (71-67-69); her second round 67 tied for the lowest single round in MSU history . . . Tied for ninth at the Bryan National Collegiate with a 223 (71-76-76) . . . Tied for 17th at the NCAA West Regional in Cle Elum, Washington, with a 225 (73-79-73) . . . Tied for 10th at the NCAA Championships with a 283 (69-69-72-73), the lowest 72-hole score in school history; her first and second rounds of 69 tied for the lowest single round by a Spartan at the NCAA Championships.
Advanced to match play at the U.S. Women's Amateur in Charleston, S.C., after finishing 44th in stroke play . . . Advanced to the round of 32 at the U.S. Women's Public Links Championship in Norman, Okla.; tied for 34th in stroke play . . . Tied for 1st with a 71 in her qualifying tournament for the U.S. Women's Public Links Championships at the Washington County Golf Course in Hartford, Wis.
2012-13 - Junior
Ranked second on the team with a career-low 75.53 scoring average . . . Named second-team All-Big Ten . . . Also produced a career-best 76 birdies . . . Posted four top-10 finishes, including a career-high fifth at the Big Ten Championships with a 221, which tied her career-low 54-hole round . . . Her performance landed her a spot on the Big Ten All-Championships Team . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second consecutive year . . . Carded the second-lowest single round of the season for the Spartans with a 3-under 69 in the second round of the Mary Fossum Invitational on Sept. 15 . . . Ranked second on the team with four sub-par rounds . . . Tied for 12th place at the Fossum Invitational with a 224 (80-69-75) . . . Tied for 10th place at the Mason Rudolph Championship with a 223 (77-71-75) . . . Tied for ninth place at the Regional Challenge by carding a 222 (74-71-77) . . . Tied for seventh at the Lady Buckeye Invitational in Columbus, Ohio, with a 228 (78-79-71) . . . Tied for 73rd at the NCAA Central Regional in Norman, Okla., after shooting a 228 (72-78-78) . . . In her second appearance at the NCAA Championships, tied for 50th with a 301 (74-72-74-81).
Advanced to the round of 16 in match play at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, N.J.; tied for 43rd during stroke play with a 147 (73-74) . . . Qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship after carding a 5-under 67 at the USGA Qualifier in Hartford, Wis., at the Washington County Golf Club.
2011-12 - Sophomore
Started in 11 tournaments and was fourth on the team with a 76.65 scoring average . . . Placed in the top 20 at three tournaments, including a career-best eighth-place finish at the Mary Fossum Invitational with a 226 (71-77-78) . . . Ranked fifth on the team with 60 birdies . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . Carded a career-low 221 (73-73-75) at the Tar Heel Invitational (Oct. 7-9) . . . Tied for 16th at the Central District Invitational (Feb. 20-21) in Parrish, Fla., with a 222, including a career-low 70 in the second round . . . Was in the starting lineup for the Big Ten Championships and helped the Spartans win their second straight title and 10th in program history by tying for 14th place with a 225 (79-73-73) . . . Tied for 76th at the NCAA East Regional in State College, Pa., with a 230 (78-77-75) . . . Playing in her first career NCAA Championships at the Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn., shot a 309 (76-81-73-79) to tie for 102nd.
Competed in the U.S. Women's Amateur at the Rhode Island Country Club, tying for 91st in stroke play with a 10-over 152 (77-75) ... Qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur after shooting a 72 at Stonewolf Golf Club outside of St. Louis ... Participated in the U.S. Women's Public Links at the Bandon Dunes Resort in Bandon, Ore., tying for 78th in stroke play with a 19-over 161 (82-79) ... Tied for fourth at the GAM Championships with a two-round score of 149 ... Placed third at the Wisconsin State Women's Open with a 4-over 148 (71-77).
2010-11 - Freshman
Started in eight tournaments as a true freshman and compiled a 77.64 scoring average (1,941 strokes in 25 rounds) ... Made her collegiate debut at the Tar Heel Invitational on Oct. 8-10 ... Tied for 33rd at The Landfall Tradition in Wilmington, N.C., with a 228 (72-76-80) ... Started in six of the seven spring tournaments ... Posted a season-best finish at the Lady Buckeye Invitational, tying for 17th with a 238 (79-76-83) ... Was in the starting lineup for the Big Ten Championships and helped the Spartans win their ninth Big Ten title in school history; tied for 29th at the event with a 309 (77-86-74-72); her round of 72 tied for the second-lowest score on the team in the fourth and final round ... Tied for 70th in her first career NCAA postseason appearance with a score of 229 (77-79-73) at the NCAA East Regional in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Tied for ninth at the GAM Women's Championship at Forest Akers West in East Lansing with a 151 (76-75).
Placed third at the 2009 Wisconsin Girls Division 2 State Championship ... Was a four-time state qualifier and three-time first-team all-state selection ... Named the Wisconsin High School Golf Coaches Association Player of the Year in 2009 ... In 2008, she earned Wisconsin PGA Junior Player of the Year honors and also won the Brown Deer Women's Amateur ... In the summer of 2009, qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur, the U.S. Women's Public Links Championship and the PGA Junior Championship, in addition to participating in several AJGA events.
Majoring in elementary education.
GETTING TO KNOW ALLYSSA FERRELL
When did you first start playing golf?
I started playing at the age of 8.
What course did you learn to play on?
I learned to play at Edgerton Towne Country Club.
TPC at River's Bend
Favorite golf memory?
Getting my first hole in one.
Best thing about playing golf at MSU is...
Fox Putting Green!
Favorite TV show?
Favorite club and why?
Driver, because it usually goes where I want it to.
Favorite thing to do besides golf?
Spend time with my family.
What's on your iPod right now?
Favorite article of clothing?
I first beat my dad in golf at the age of...?
What's your major and why?
Elementary education, because I love working with young children.
In 10 years, I will be...
Playing on the LPGA Tour or working with young children.
If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be...
If I could play any course in the world, it would be...
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