Sunday, May 10, 2009

Dawn Shockley Is DU's Newest NCAA Hero

(above) Dawn Shockley won the individual title at the NCAA East Regionals

The University of Denver’s Dawn Shockley earned medalist honors for the NCAA East Regional Tournament yesterday. She carded the low round of the tournament on Saturday, finishing the event with a 1-under-par 209. She was one of three Pioneers in the top 10 for the victorious Denver team, joining Katie Kempter and Stephanie Sherlock.

Shockley has often been overshadowed by teammate Stephanie Sherlock, who has represented Canada in many international events as well as finishing fifth at the NCAA Championships last year.

Shockley, a Senior, was the top DU finisher at the Sun Belt tournament two weeks ago, finishing third. She also was a three sport star at Estes Park High School in cross country, basketball & golf and was named the Colorado 3A high school basketball player of the year in 2005.

It was Shockley's round of the tournament on Saturday that propelled DU past the University of Alabama. She fired a 4-under 66 that included five birdies – to win the individual title by two shots over Central Florida senior Stephanie Connelly.

In two weeks Shockley & Sherlock will lead DU for the final time at the NCAA Championships held May 19-22 at the Caves Valley Golf Club hosted by Georgetown University.

1 comment:

vizoroo said...

Great match for the Pioneers. Three (3) in the Top 10--that's impressive! 5 or 6 of the teams were ranked higher than DU going into the tournament.
D-Rah for our golfers.