April 26, 2017
IRVING, Texas - Marshall women's golf freshman Shelby Brauckmuller (Auburndale, Fla.) was named Conference USA's Freshman of the Year, the league announced Tuesday.
"I'm so unbelievably happy for Shelby to be Freshman of the Year for C-USA," head coach Brooke Burkhammer said. "She has worked hard and deserves this award. She has had multiple under par rounds this year and she is someone we can always count on to get the job done. I'm proud of her and how awesome it is for Marshall women's golf to have this kind of award. It shows we are moving in the right direction to turn this program around. Go Herd!"
Brauckmuller is the first Herd golfer to earn the honor and second to be named a league Freshman of the Year since Allyson Hatcher was named the Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year in 2004.
Brauckmuller was tied for the team's best overall stroke average (75.44) and the Herd's best average in the spring (74.92). she earned her best finish at the Northern Kentucky Classic, finishing in fourth. The freshman had two top-10 finishes, seven finishes in the top-20 and nine finishes in the top-30. Her best round was a 3-under-par 69 at the Pat Bradley Invitational and the Kiawah Island Classic. Brauckmuller's best round through 54 was 217, a team-best.
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