Coach: Stacy Slobodnik
Years At MSU: First as head coach
SID Contact: Nate Ewell
Fri.-Sat., Feb. 20-21, Midwest Classic
GETTING GOING AGAIN: The Michigan State women's golf team is back in action this weekend for the first time since the Notre Dame Invitational in Bonita Bay, Fla., Oct. 24-25. First-year head coach Stacy Slobodnik's Spartans look to continue the success they found in the fall season, in which Michigan State finished in the top five in five of the six tournaments they entered.
ABOUT THE CLASSIC: Nine teams make up the field in the 1998 Midwest Classic, which is co-hosted by Northwestern and Minnesota at the Desert Springs Golf Club in Surprise, Ariz. In addition to the two hosts and the Spartans, Big Ten schools Michigan and Penn State will participate.
YOUNG GUN: Freshman Kasey Gant made a huge splash on the college golf scene in the fall and looks to continue her spectaculat rookie season this spring. Gant finished first in her first college tournament, the Mary Fossum Invitational Sept. 13-14 with a school-record 216 over three rounds, and continued to impress throught the fall. She finished with the teamis best stroke average (76.8) and fired a team-low 69 at the Lady Kat Invitational.
STRONG SUPPORT: Junior Meggan Schumaker is enjoying her best season for the Spartans and has formed a solid 1-2 punch with Gant. She improved her score in each of the first five tournaments of the fall and averaged 77.6 per round, less than a stroke off the team pace set by Gant.