Centre golfer recognized in hometown for national No. 1 ranking
August 12, 2010 By Libby Poland
Emily Bachert for finishing the 2010 season ranked number one
in the country for NCAA Division III women’s golfers.
Centre’s Director of Golf Brian Chafin says that “what pleases me
the most is that Emily is an Academic All-American and a fine
person as well as being an outstanding athlete.”
Centre student Emily Bachert ’12 of Bowling Green, Ky., was recognized by her hometown country club after she finished the season ranked number one in the country for NCAA Division III women’s golfers.
The Bowling Green Country Club has placed a sign at the entrance of its facility that recognizes the local golfers who have had major accomplishes during the past two years.
During the regular season, Bachert won all of the events in which the Colonels competed as a team. She also helped lead Centre to a second place finish at the SCAC Championships, which was the Colonels’ best finish ever at the conference tournament. Bachert took third place overall.
Centre then competed at the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championships in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fl. There, the Colonels placed 10th in the nation, and Bachert took seventh place.
Following a terrific season, Bachert was named to the National Golf Coaches Association Division III All-American First Team, as well as to the NGCA All-Region Team. She was also named to the Great Lakes All-Region Team.
“This is an amazing tribute to a fantastic golfer, at any level, who still has two years to build on her college golfing resume. What pleases me the most is that she is an Academic All-American and a fine person as well as being an outstanding athlete,” said Centre’s Director of Golf Brian Chafin.
“Swing Coach Bruce Brown has done a great job with Emily and the women’s golf team, who finished the 2010 season ranked 10th in the NCAA Division III,” Chafin says, “just like Tom Campbell has done with the men’s team, who finished 13th in the NCAA Championships.”
He adds that “this shows that you don’t have to go to a Division I school to be nationally recognized and have great success in the classroom and on the golf course.”