Former Spartan All-American Emily Bastel enters her second season as an assistant coach for the Michigan State women's golf team.
The four-time All-Big Ten honoree (1999-2002) and the 2002 Big Ten Golf Athlete of the Year became just the second MSU golfer to be named to the Curtis Cup team, joining Bonnie Lauer (1974), in the summer of 2002. In addition, Bastel earned All-America second-team honors following the 2002 season where she set the Spartan single-season record for stroke average at 74.81.
Bastel left her mark becoming one of the most decorated golfers in the Spartan program. She holds MSU's career-scoring average record at 75.75 and holds the top three season average marks. She also holds MSU's low 72-hole score (78-69-71-70=288), which she set at the 2000 Big Ten Championships en route to medalist honors.
As a senior in 2001-02, Bastel was selected as Golf World's National College Player of the Week on May 29, after shooting a school-record 214 (69-74-71) and capturing medalist honors at the USF Waterlefe Invitational. In addition, Bastel was selected as the Big Ten Golfer of the Week on three occasions. She posted 10 top-20 finishes in 2001-02, including taking the top spot at the Indiana Invitational.
Bastel's storied career includes being selected as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 1999 and advancing to the semifinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in 2001.
A two-time Michigan State George Alderton Athlete of the Year (2000, 2002) winner, Bastel graduated with her bachelor's degree in marketing in the spring of 2002. While at MSU, she was a three-year selection to the Big Ten All-Academic Team.