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    Kelsey Lindenschmidt
    Kelsey Lindenschmidt

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    West Chester, Ohio

    High School:
    Ursuline Academy



    2010-11: Competed in nine events for Northwestern and finished with a 78.78 scoring average for the year ... Her best performance of the year was a 223 (7-over) at the Central District Invitational (Feb. 21-22) ... Shot a season-best even-par 72 in her final rounds of both the Central District Invitational and the Big Ten Championships (April 22-24) ... Competed in her 100th career round at the Central District Invitational, posting her first top-20 finish of the year, ending the tournament in a tie for 19th individually ... Her 223 at the Central District marked her lowest 54-hole total of her Wildcat career ... Competed as an individual at the Lady Northern Invitational (Oct. 11-12) where she shot a 3-over 75 in both the first and third rounds ... Saw action at the Lady Puerto Rico (Feb. 13-15) where she posted a 20-over 236 ... Was a top-three finisher for Northwestern twice, including her team-best 232 (16-over) in the Bryan National Collegiate (March 25-27) ... Named a CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American (third team), the program's first ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Earned Academic All-District recognition for second straight year ... Tabbed a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar for a third consecutive year ... NGCA All-American Scholar ... Recipient of NU's 2011 Director's Award (given to one male and female student-athlete for highest GPA).

    2009-10: Competed in nine tournaments for Northwestern with a 77.32 scoring average on the year ... Notched a career-best third-place finish at the Lady Buckeye Invitational (April 17-18) with a 14-over 230 ... Just missed cracking the top-20 at the Big Ten Championships (April 23-25), finishing 21st with a 15-over 303 ... Posted a pair of even-par 72 rounds, the first at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic (Feb. 8) and the second at the Bryan National Collegiate (April 4) ... Finished among the top three Wildcat performers in six of the final eight tournaments of the year ... Named an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District V first team selection ... NGCA All-American Scholar recipient ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar for the 2009-10 academic year.

    2008-09: One of the top performers on the year for Northwestern, finishing with a team-best 77.81 scoring average in 10 events ... Saved her best for last, recording a 10th-place finish at the Big Ten Championships (April 24-26) with a 24-over 312 - the first top-10 finish of her career ... Tied for 18th at the Duramed Collegiate Invitational (March 6-8) with a 14-over 227 ... Also finished in a tie for 19th overall at the Landfall Tradition (Oct. 24-26) with an 18-over 231 ... Tied a personal-best with three rounds of 2-over 74 ... Finished among the top three of the Northwestern scorecard in eight of her 10 events, notching the top Wildcat finish in four ... 22 of her 31 rounds on the season were in the 70s ... NGCA All-American Scholar recipient ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar for the 2008-09 academic year.

    2007-08: Made an immediate impact in her freshman campaign, competing in all 10 events ... Her 78.45 scoring average ranked third on the squad ... Posted three top-20 finishes, with her best performance coming in a 14th-place tie at the Texas A&M "Mo"Morial ... Finished in a tie for 16th at the Challenge at Wolfdancer in helping Northwestern to the team title ... Put together her best weekend of the year with a 13-over 229 at the Lady Northern, good enough for an 18th-place tie ... Was the top Wildcat finisher at the Big Ten Championships, shooting a 20-over 308 to finish tied for 28th-place ... Shot a personal-best 74 three times ... Was among the top three Northwestern finishers in four events.

    High School: Three-time Cincinnati Enquirer Player of the Year (2004-05-06) ... Placed second (2006), second (2005) and third (2004) at Ohio state championships ... Three-time first-team all-state selection ... One of ten players nationally named to American Junior Golf Association's HP Scholastic All-American golf team ... In summer 2006, placed 17th at U.S. Girls' Junior Championship and 28th at Junior World Championships (age group: 15-17) ... Medalist 12 times her senior season and an incredible 19 times her junior season ... Three-time GGCL (Girls' Greater Cincinnati League) and District Player of the Year ... Set a number of school records, including lowest 9-hole score (30) and 18-hole score (66) at the Fairfield Golf Tournament ... Helped team to a second-place state finish in 2003 and a fifth-place finish in 2006 ... Placed seventh at state tourney as a freshman and earned second-team all-state honors ... Touted a scoring average (9-hole) of 36.8 her senior season ... Also lettered three years in swimming, specializing in the 50 free ... Member of NHS and co-president of Spanish Honor Society ... Coached by Marianne Utz-Sahms.

    Personal: Born Kelsey Ann Lindenschmidt ... Parents are Elsa and Robert Lindenschmidt ... Started playing golf at the age of 8 when she was living in Venezuela ... Majored in chemical engineering.

    Lindenschmidt's Career Statistics

    Season Events Rounds Strokes Average Low Round Top 10/20
    2010-11 9 28 2,206 78.78 72
    0/1
    2009-10 9
    28
    2,165
    77.32
    72
    1/0
    2008-09 10
    31
    2,412
    77.81
    74
    1/1
    2007-08 10
    31
    2,432
    78.45
    74
    0/3
    Career 38 118 9,215 78.09 72 2/5

    Best Finish: 3rd -- Lady Buckeye Invitational (April 17-18, 2010)
    Low Round: 72 -- Five events (last: Big Ten Championships, April 23, 2011)
    Low 54-Hole Score: 223 -- Central District Invitational (Feb. 21-22, 2011)
    Low 72-Hole Score: 303 -- Big Ten Championships (April 23-25, 2010)