Class of 2013
Three-time All-American, two-time Big Ten Player of the Year and 1995 Big Ten champion Scott Rowe, who competed for the Wildcats from 1993-97, was elected to the NU Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2013.
Rowe was the leader in a resurgence of Northwestern men's golf in the mid 1990s. Playing for a program that had been to the NCAA National Championships just once in the 30 years prior to his arrival, Rowe led the Wildcats back to the national stage where NU would finish in seventh place in his final season.
Rowe began his career in roaring fashion, earning Big Ten Freshman and Player of the Year honors in 1994 while collecting his first-collegiate victory at the Northern Intercollegiate and an honorable mention All-America accolade.
As a sophomore in 1995, Rowe stepped up to capture Big Ten Player of the Year honors again after winning the Big Ten individual title, one of three tournament victories he racked up during a first-team All-America campaign. He qualified for the NCAA National Championships as an individual that season, finishing 11th in the nation.
Rowe picked up his third All-America accolade in 1996-97 when he won two more tournament titles. He again qualified for the NCAA finals field, this time next to his teammates. The Wildcats were among the leaders after each round of the NCAA Championships before ending up in a tie for seventh place -- at the time NU's best national finish since 1951.
Rowe was named an All-Big Ten honoree in all four of his collegiate seasons. All told, he won six individual tournament titles, second only to Luke Donald's 13 individual titles in program history. Donald arrived in Evanston the year after Rowe graduated and continued the upward trajectory of the program started by Rowe. Donald and Rowe now stand alongside each other in the NU Athletic Hall of Fame.
After graduating from Northwestern, Rowe embarked on a nearly four-year professional career split among several different Tours. He has since reclaimed his amateur status and competes annually in several major tournaments such as the Mid-South or USGA Mid-Amateur championships. He earned his MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and now works as a business development leader for Ernst & Young, where golf plays an important role in his work building relationships.