Illinois State Golf Pronounces 2022-23 Scholarship Endowment Recipients

September 17, 2022

NORMAL, Unwell. – Illinois State head golf coaches Ray Kralis and Breanne Corridor have introduced the student-athletes that have been chosen because the recipients for prestigious endowed scholarships, and this 12 months, six deserving and excellent student-athletes have been chosen for these honors.

The 2022-23 winners of the six endowed scholarships devoted to golf embody Kira Wolf, Avalon Woodward, Felix van Dijk, Valentin Peugnet, Alex McCulla, and Parker Knowledge.

Durwood L. Boone Endowed Scholarship Recipient //Parker Knowledge, senior, Bloomington, Illinois

Knowledge performed in six occasions in the course of the season for 18 whole rounds, averaging 75.0 strokes per spherical. He had 5 rounds at or underneath par, with a top-10 end (ninth) on the Badger Invitational, carding a one-under event of 215. He carded a season-low spherical of 70 5 instances in the course of the season, together with two in the course of the beforehand famous Badger Invitational.

This scholarship was established with an preliminary grant from the property of the late L. Durwood Boone, whose taking part in abilities impressed the beginning of the Redbird golf program within the Thirties. It was awarded to a Redbird golfer for the primary time in 1995.

Helen Cushman Endowed Scholarship Recipient // Kira Wolf, junior, Mattoon, Illinois

Wolf performed in 10 occasions and 27 rounds for the Redbirds, averaging 78.7 strokes per spherical. She had one spherical in the course of the 12 months at par – with a final-round 72 on the Little Rock Basic and had a season-low end on the Coyote Creek Basic when she tied for fifteenth within the 66-person area.

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In January 1995 the Helen Cushman Endowed Scholarship Fund was established with a donation from the late Pat and Nina Chesebro to profit Illinois State’s intercollegiate ladies’s golf program and to honor their shut pal, Helen Cushman. The pair determined to ascertain the fund previous to Pat’s loss of life in appreciation to Cushman, who had launched them to the sport of golf.

James and Carole Mounier Endowed Scholarship Recipients //Avalon Woodward, junior, Palm Desert, California // Felix van Dijk, senior, Tilburg, Holland

Woodward, a member of the 2022 All-Missouri Valley Convention squad, completed second on the group with a scoring common of 75.9 with 4 rounds at or underneath par and two top-10 finishes. Her season-low spherical got here on the Crimson Rocks Invitational with an opening-round 70, as she completed third on the Rio Verde Invitational for her greatest end on the season.

van Dijk, named to the All-MVC squad and to the MVC All-Tutorial Crew, averaged 75.1 strokes per spherical in 21 rounds in the course of the 12 months. He carded a season-low rating of 69 on the 2022 MVC Championships, the place he additionally had his season-low end on the 12 months as he tied for fourth within the area. He had 4 rounds at or underneath par in the course of the 12 months and has a profession scoring common of 74.7 by way of 60 rounds.

The Mounier Scholarship was established in 2007 by James and Carole Mounier. Jim and Carole are proud Illinois State graduates who have been lively in Greek Life-Sigma Nu and Delta Zeta. They each get pleasure from golf and imagine the game builds character and life success. The scholarship is awarded yearly to a males’s and a ladies’s golf student-athlete every year.

D.A. Weibring Endowed Scholarship Recipient // Valentin Peugnet, senior, Volmerange-Les-Mines, France

Peugnet, in his first season at Illinois State, had the group’s second-lowest scoring common with a 74.6 in 30 whole rounds, and had 11 rounds at or underneath par for the season. He twice had a season-low spherical of 70, the primary on the 2021 Badger Invitational, and the second on the Boilermaker Invitational. His high particular person end got here on the Badger Invitational as he helped the Redbirds to the group title en path to being named MVC Golfer of the Week.

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Established in 1994 with proceeds from the primary 5 D.A. Weibring Redbird Golf Classics, the scholarship — named for the previous Redbird golfer — goes to a present Redbird golfer who meets particular eligibility standards. The endowment grew to become the primary at Illinois State to be absolutely funded.

Andrew C. Butler Endowed Scholarship // Alex McCulla, sophomore, Quincy, Illinois 

McCulla averaged 74.9 strokes per spherical throughout his opening season with the Redbirds and had six rounds at or underneath par with two finishes inside the top-10. Since 2000-01, solely 5 different golfers have had a greater single season scoring common as a freshman, and he’s one in every of simply seven golfers in that very same span to have two or extra rounds underneath 70 throughout his freshman season, becoming a member of David Perkins, Tommy Bliefnick, Trent Wallace, Kris Wildenradt, Kyle Vassel, and Brian Anderson.

The Andrew C. Butler Endowed Scholarship was established in Could 2015 from items in reminiscence of Andy Butler.  Andy attended his beloved Illinois State College, graduating in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science diploma in Advertising and marketing. Andy was an especially profitable salesperson and supervisor for Dash. He was an avid golfer and sports activities fan, and constant ISU Redbird supporter. He had a ardour for connecting ISU alums and followers with Redbird Athletics and loved attending video games together with his fiancé Jamie. The endowment rotates to profit a member of the Redbird males’s basketball, soccer, or males’s golf group.

This endowed scholarship is one in every of 31 obtainable which can be funded by personal donors who’ve taken the chance to create a lifetime impression to Illinois State student-athletes. In case you have curiosity in studying extra concerning the Perpetually State Endowment Society at 309-438-2752.

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