The Wichita State women’s golf team captured the Missouri Valley Conference Championship on Tuesday at Panther Creek Golf Course, defeating runner-up Indiana State by one shot by carding a 54-hole score of 900 (297-304-299).
It is the third ever team championship for the Shockers and first ever MVC title. Wichita State won Gateway Championships in 1987 and 1992.
In addition, with their team score of 900, the Shockers broke the 54-hole school record, which they set earlier in the year by carding a 901 (307-292-302) at the Chip-N-Club Invitational.
Alejandra Arellano led the way individually for Wichita State with a 219 (73-72-74) to finish in a tie for second. Meghan Schuetz (72-80-75) and Bryce Schroder each shot a 227 to finish in a tie for 18th. Alejandra Villalobos finished in 21st with a 229 (75-78-76) and Samantha Stewart shot a 234 (79-78-77) to finish in 32nd.
Meghan Schuetz, Bryce Schroeder and Alejandra Arellano were each named to the MVC All-Conference Team with Schuetz also earning the league’s Elite 18 award.
Head coach Tom McCurdy was named the MVC Coach of the Year as well, the first Shocker coach to win the award since Dan Harrison captured the honor in 1992.
With the tournament title, the Shockers will to head their first-ever NCAA Regional.
The 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships selections will be announced live via the Golf Channel Monday, April 28, during Golf Central which will air that evening from 5 to 6 p.m. Additionally, the show will be streamed live on the Golf Channel website and posted afterwards on the NCAA website at www.ncaa.com.