USF freshman golfer Singer named NAIA All-America
June 1, 2017
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – University of Saint Francis freshman Marissa Singer continued her string of Lady Cougars ‘firsts’ becoming an NAIA Women’s Golf All-America selection, as chosen by the NAIA-Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-America Committee. A total of 45 student-athletes were honored, with 15 individuals being named to the first, second and third teams.
Singer (Noblesville, IN / Guerin Catholic H.S.) was named to the third team after she finished in a tie for 21st at the recently completed 2017 NAIA Women’s Golf National Championship last week at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Under the direction of Head Coach Tim Alexander, Singer became the first member of the USF women’s golf program to qualify for the NAIA Championship by becoming the first USF women’s golfer to win the Crossroads League Championship title in the 12th season for the women’s program.
Singer finished with a 229 (74-75-80) for the 54-hole CL Championship, a record score. She finished at 236 (79-75-82) at the NAIA Championship, which had to be cut from a scheduled 72 holes to 54 because of weather delays. Singer made the cut after the second round as one of 40 individuals including ties to earn a berth in the final day of competition. Singer finished her freshman season at USF as medalist in seven of 12 tournaments.
Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. In 2016, the University of Saint Francis expanded its presence to downtown Fort Wayne. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis offers a robust campus experience including 16 athletic programs boasting two individual and three team NAIA national championships, and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,200 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.