MSU making its 17th NCAA Regional appearance in the past 18 seasons.
All eligible members of the team were honored at the annual Student-Athlete Support Services Academic Excellence Gala.
Spartans shoot the lowest round in school history with a 13-under-par 275; Sarah Burnham wins tournament after matching her single-round record of 66.
One-hundred and eight Spartans recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
2013-14 | 2014-15
At A Glance
Two-year letterwinner owns a 75.88 scoring average (3,870 strokes in 51 rounds) . . . Has competed in 17 career tournaments . . . Has five top-10 finishes.
2014-15 - Junior
First-team All-Big Ten selection led the team in scoring average (75.33) and birdies (76) . . . Started all 10 tournaments for the Spartans . . . Led team with three top-10 finishes and four top-20 finishes . . . Qualified as an individual for the NCAA South Bend Regional; tied for 56th place with a 230 (79-78-73) . . . Tied for 10th place at the Mary Fossum Invitational with a 230 (73-79-78) . . . Posted a career-low score five tournaments in a row in the spring (226 at Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship; 225 at Briar's Creek Invitational; 223 at Bryan National Collegiate; 221 at Lady Buckeye Invitational; 219 at Big Ten Championships) . . . Tied for eighth at the Bryan National Collegiate and placed a career-high fifth at the Lady Buckeye Invitational . . . Tied for 12th at the Big Ten Championships with a career-low 219 (75-71-73) . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . Named to the Big Ten Women's Golfers to Watch List prior to the season.
Competed in the U.S. Women's Amateur at Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove, New York . . . Tied for fifth during stroke play at the Michigan Women's Amateur and reached the second round of match play . . . Tied for 13th at the GAM Championships (76-77--153) . . . Tied for eighth among amateurs and 20th overall at the Michigan PGA Women's Open (70-75-77--222).
2013-14 - Sophomore
Competed in six tournaments and compiled a 76.89 scoring average (1,384 strokes in 18 rounds) . . . Tied for 17th in her first career tournament playing as an individual in the Mary Fossum Invitational (75-76-77--228) . . . Qualified for the starting lineup at the Mason Rudolph Championship . . . Returned to the starting lineup in the last regular season tournament of the spring and tied for 10th place at the Lady Buckeye Invitational with a 228 (76-76-76) . . . Tied a season-best seventh at the Big Ten Championships with a season-low 226 (79-75-72) to help the Spartans win a share of the Big Ten title; her season-low round of 72 led the team in the third and final round . . . Made the starting lineup for both the NCAA Regionals and NCAA Championships . . . Tied for 68th at the NCAA West Regional in Cle Elum, Washington, with a 236 (74-75-87) . . . Tied for 122nd at the NCAA Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma (83-74-80-75--312) . . . Academic All-Big Ten and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar selection . . . Named to the Golf Coaches Association of America All-Scholar Team.
Tied for 11th place at the GAM Championship with a 154 (76-78) ... Tied for 43rd at the Michigan PGA Women's Open at Crystal Mountain Resort with a 230.
2012-13 - Freshman
Did not compete in any tournaments.
Won the GAM (Golf Association of Michigan) Championship held Aug. 20-21 at the Port Huron Golf Club in Fort Gratiot, Mich.; finished with an even-par 144 (71-73) to win the tournament by one stroke . . . Advanced to the second round of the Michigan Women's Amateur; finished 16th in stroke play to advance to match play . . . Tied for 33rd at the Michigan PGA Women's Open at Crystal Mountain Resort; tied for 10th among amateurs.
Named Michigan Miss Golf in 2011 . . . Claimed medalist honors at the 2011 MHSAA Division 1 Lower Peninsula State Championships with a 153 (78-75) and led Stoney Creek to a runner-up finish for the second straight year . . . Also claimed medalist honors at the Division 1 regionals with a 72 . . . Named the No. 1 player in the state of Michigan by The Detroit News . . . Named the September 2011 Oakland Press Female Athlete of the Month . . . Three-time MIGCA (Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association) Super Team selection (2009-11) and four-time MIGCA Division 1 All-State selection (2008-11) . . . Finished in the top five at all four MHSAA state championship tournaments during her career (first in 2011; third in 2010; second in 2009; fifth in 2008) . . . Finished in second place in stroke play at the 2011 Michigan Women's Amateur . . . Placed fourth at the 2011 GAM Championships . . . Placed third at the 2010 MHSAA Division 1 Lower Peninsula State Championships as a junior with a 152 (77-75) and helped lead Stoney Creek to a runner-up finish . . . Advanced to the semifinals at the 2009 Michigan Women's Amateur . . . Finished runner-up at the 2009 MHSAA Division 1 Lower Peninsula State Championships as a sophomore with a 155 (78-77) and helped lead Stoney Creek to a third-place showing in the team standings . . . Shot a 69 in the opening round of the 2008 MHSAA Division 1 Lower Peninsula State Championships as a freshman and finished fifth overall with a 148 (69-79); Stoney Creek placed fourth . . . Also a four-year letterwinner in basketball for Stoney Creek . . . Earned first-team Class A all-state honors her senior year and honorable mention all-state accolades her junior year . . . Also named to the Oakland County Dream Team in basketball as a junior and senior.
Born Aug. 30, 1994 . . . General management major . . . daughter of Glenn and Dawn Yurik . . . Father Glenn played golf at Wayne State University from 1979-81.
GETTING TO KNOW GABBY YURIK
My mom has recently gotten back into cooking in her spare time and she makes this lamb orzo meal that is absolutely decadent.
What superhero power would you have if you could choose one?
Flight. I would do anything to be able to dunk a basketball.
When did you first start playing golf?
I putted around with my dad and my brother when I was about 7 but I played in my first tournament at age 11.
What course did you learn to play on?
Twin Lakes Golf Club.
I have a soft spot for Twin Lakes because I live there but I caddy at Oakland Hills and the south course is such a great challenge.
Favorite golf memory?
Playing a part in winning the 2014 Big Ten Championship, hugging my parents, and celebrating on the 18th green with the team.
How do you mark your golf ball and why?
Just a dot with whatever sharpie they have at the first tee.
Best thing about playing golf at MSU is...
THE GEAR. Oh and winning Big Ten championships.
10 Things I Hate About You
Favorite TV show?
Orange is the New Black or any show on HBO
Favorite club and why?
My 56 degree wedge is basically just an extension of my arms.
Favorite thing to do besides golf?
Watching and playing sports. I play basketball a lot and tennis with my mom.
What's on your iPod right now?
Anything from Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel to Nicki Minaj and Eminem.
Favorite article of clothing?
My sweatpants that are made out of t-shirt material.
I first beat Dad in golf at the age of...?
He claims I never have.
What's your major and why?
Supply Chain Management, I've always been very business oriented.
In 10 years, I will be...
Plotting my entrepreneurial empire.
Going with my family to visit my brother in Arizona.
If I could play any course in the world, it would be...
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