The 2010-11 season for the Ferris State University women's golf team has officially concluded and subsequently, the recipient of the squad's Most Valuable Player Award along with winners of the Bulldog Award and Most Improved Player Awards have been announced by FSU head coach Michael Mignano.
Freshman Jacqueline DeBoer (Grand Rapids/South Christian), the 2010-11 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Freshman of the Year and a 2011 NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championships participant, was chosen as the Bulldogs' Most Valuable Player for the 2010-11 season. Junior Erin Fuchik (Tulsa, Okla./Bishop Kelley) earned the Bulldog Award for displaying the most dedication and hard work while Most Improved Player Award was bestowed upon freshman Emily Rohdy (Farwell).
DeBoer recorded a team-leading and program 23rd all-time single-season best 80.23 stroke average (2,086 total strokes) in 26 rounds this season. The 2010-11 All-GLIAC First Teamer accumulated eight top-20 place performances, which featured three among the top five individuals. DeBoer, who paced the Bulldogs in five tournaments this campaign, turned in her highest finish at the Lake Superior State Invitational (Sept. 11-12) with a third-place two-round 159-stroke total. The FSU freshman tied for 38th at the 2011 NCAA-II Women's Golf Championships (May 11-14) by carding a 316 four-round score after qualifying for the national tournament as a result of winning a playoff hole at the NCAA-II Super Regional One (May 1-3) in which she compiled an eighth-place tying 240-stroke total in the three-round event.
Fuchik turned in a team second-best 81.61 stroke average (1,877 total strokes) in 23 rounds of competition for the 2010-11 campaign. She placed among the top 20 individuals in six tournaments with three top-five efforts. Fuchik's best finish occurred at the Ohio Dominican Give 18 Fore Cancer Classic (April 2-3) with a first-place tying 159 regulation score. She took second place at the Lake Superior State Invitational (Sept. 11-12) by firing a two-round 158 and capped off the season at the NCAA-II Super Regional One (May 1-3) with an 11th-place 242 three-round stroke total. Fuchik led the Bulldogs in two tournaments this season -- at the Findlay William Bing Beall Classic (Oct. 9-10) with a fifth-place tying 154 score and at the Northern Kentucky Invitational (March 26-27) following a 157 good for a 12th-place tie. For her three-year (2008-11), Fuchik currently ranks ninth on Ferris State's career stroke average leaders list with an 81.60 average (4,896 total strokes) in 60 rounds.
Rohdy, a 2010-11 second-team All-GLIAC pick, averaged 83.29 strokes (1,999 total strokes) over 24 rounds this season in her initital collegiate campaign. She garnered five top-20 place finishes, which featured three within the top 10. Rohdy earned medalist recognition at the Ohio Dominican Give 18 Fore Cancer Classic (April 2-3) by winning in a tiebreaking playoff over Erin Fuchik after shooting a regulation 159 score.
Ferris State made its 10th consecutive NCAA-II Regional Tournament appearance this season and would place fifth at the 2011 NCAA-II Super Regional One (May 1-3) in Belle Vernon, Pa., with a three-round 987 team score.