ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota State's Hudson Carpenter and North Dakota State's Amy Anderson were named The Summit League's Male and Female Golfers of the Week for their performances March 6-12.
MALE GOLFER OF THE WEEK
Hudson Carpenter, South Dakota State
Jr. // Stillwater, Minn.
Carpenter collects his first career Golfer of the Week award after leading South Dakota State to a third-place finish at the Jackrabbit Invitational. The junior shot a 6-under-par 210 (69-68-73) to finish in a tie for fourth place. His 54-hole score is fifth-best in school history. Carpenter had a tournament-high 19 birdies in the three rounds and is second in the league with a 72.23 stroke average this season.
Also nominated: Austin Winings, IUPUI; Korbin Kuehn, Kansas City; Nathan Anderson, North Dakota State; Nick Cunningham, Oakland.
Previous honorees: 10/3 – Korbin Kuehn, UMKC/Nathan Anderson, NDSU; 11/7 – Nathan Anderson, NDSU; 2/20 – Nathan Anderson, NDSU; 2/27 – Nathan Hughes, UMKC.
FEMALE GOLFER OF THE WEEK
Amy Anderson, North Dakota State
Sr. // Oxbow, N.D.
Anderson earns her seventh career Golfer of the Week award to go along with a pair of Golfer of the Month honors. The senior won her 17th career tournament after firing a 54-hole 209 (70-70-69) to finish 7-under-par. Her score of 209 set a new school record in a 54-hole event, winning the title by 14 shots. For the year, Anderson leads the league with a 72.79 stroke average, over five strokes lower than her closest competitor, in 19 rounds of play. With her 17th career victory, Anderson has tied the NCAA record set by LPGA golfer Juli Inkster of San Jose State, according to Golf World.
Also nominated: Lauren Kuss, IUPUI; Susan Kirschenman, Kansas City; Marianna Stepp, Oakland; Morgan Fitts, South Dakota State.
Previous honorees: 10/3 – Amy Anderson, NDSU; 11/7 – Amy Anderson, NDSU; 2/27 – Amy Anderson, NDSU; 3/6 – Kassandra Komma, OU.
ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
Entering its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 144,000 at nine universities, four of which are located in top 58 U.S. metro populations (Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City and Omaha). Member institutions include: Fort Wayne (Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), Kansas City (University of Missouri-Kansas City), Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), North Dakota State University, Oakland University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced 54 All-Americans, 37 Academic All-America selections and seven NCAA Championships. For more information about the league and its history, visit www.thesummitleague.org to "See The Summit" or follow on Twitter @thesummitleague.