Rachel Meikle
Rachel Meikle

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Wayne, Ind.

High School:
Carroll

Birthdate:
04/10/1984


04/28/2013

No. 25 Spartan Women's Golf Places Third at Big Ten Championships, Powers Finishes Runner-Up

Three Spartans place in the top five.

04/24/2013

No. 25 Spartan Women's Golf Looking for Three-Peat at Big Ten Championships

Big Ten Championships set for Friday-Sunday (April 26-28) at the Donald Ross Course in French Lick, Ind.

Owns the eighth-lowest career average in Michigan State history with a 77.50 average.

Summer 2006: Advanced to match play in Western Women's Amateur.

2005-06: Season average of 77.24 ranks 17th in the Spartan record books ... Had three top-20 finishes and one top-five finish ... Tied for 19th at the Lady Northern Invitational with a score of 226 (76-78-72) ... Shot a school record 6-under-par 210 (70-70-70) to finish third at the Northwestern Invitational ... Became the first player to shoot four consecutive rounds under-par by shooting 1-under-par 71 in the opening round of the Lady Buckeye Invitational ... Shot 308 (73-81-75-79) to finish tied for 26th at the Big Ten Championship ... At the NCAA Central Regional, shot 239 (79-81-79) and tied for 66th.

Summer 2005: Advanced to match play at the Women's Golf Association Amateur Championship ... Took medalist honors in sectional qualifying for the USGA Publinks ... Advanced to match play at the U.S. Amateur Publinks ... Tied for the second-lowest amatuer at the Michigan Open with a 14th-place showing. 2004-05: Posted a 77.29 stroke average, the second-lowest average on the squad ... Made 10 appearances with three top-20 showings ... Tied for 26th at the Lady Northern with a 229 (77-71-81) ... Tied for 14th at the Liz Murphey with a 226, including a third-round 70 ... Shot a career-best 219 (72-74-73) en route to a career-best second-place showing at the Buckeye Invitational ... Her 219 placed her tied for 11th on MSU's low 54-hole tournament score chart ... Meanwhile, her second-place finish at the Buckeye also marked her first top-five showing ... Tied for 18th at the Big Ten Championships with her third top-20 showing of the season ... Tied for 37th at the NCAA Central Regional Championship ... Competed at the NCAA Championships.

Summer 2004: Finished fourth at the Indiana Women's Open Championship ... Placed seventh at the Indiana State Amateur Championship ... Competed in the Fidra Midwest Collegiate Amateur Series ... Took medalist honors at the tournament at Firestone Country Club.

2003-04: Played in four events with a 78.85 average ... Tied for 43rd at the Fossum with a 244 ... Tied for 69th at the Gator Invitational with a 245 ... Tied for sixth as a member of the travel party at the Boilermaker Invitational and shot a 230 (76-73-81) ... Tied for 14th at the Big Ten Championships with a 308. Summer 2003: Competed in the Midwest Collegiate Amateur Series, earning Player of the Year honors ... Took tour championship medalist honors at the Sycamore Hills Golf Course ... Won the tournament at the Stone Creek Golf Club in Urbana, Ill.

2002-03: Redshirted.

Summer 2002: Competed in the Midwest Collegiate Amateur Series.

High School: Earned four letters at Carroll ... 2001 Girls Golfer of the Year ... Was the sectional and regional champion as a senior, shooting a 66 in the sectional ... As a junior, was the sectional and regional runner-up ... two-time conference medalist ... Placed seventh at the state championship as a senior and was fourth as a junior ... Ranked No. 1 in the state as a senior ... Four-time all-conference and three-time all-area honoree ... Fourth-team all-state as a junior and honorable mention as a senior ... Three-time team MVP ... Team captain as a junior and senior ... Varsity Club Executive Officer ... Ambassador's Club Treasurer .... Fellowship of Christian Athletes Executive Officer ... National Honor Society.

Personal: Born April 10, 1984 ... Daughter of Ronald and Joanne Meikle ... A psychology major.


Meikle's Career Statistics
Year	Rounds	Strokes	Avg.	18	36	54	Best Finish
2005-06	34	2,626	77.24	70	140	210	T3 - Northwestern
2004-05	31	2,396	77.29	70	146	219	2 - Buckeye
2003-04	13	1,025	78.85	73	149	230	T6 - Boilermaker
Totals	78	6,047	77.53	70	146	219