The Bronco, Yearbook of Hardin-Simmons University, 2002 Page: 49
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WOMEN'S GOLF 2001-02 HSU ATHLETICS
HSU Awarded 2003 NCAA Championship
Women's Golf Roster The Cowgirl golf team had a
Brooke Burlesmith 5-9 So.-HS Loop, Texas (Loop HS) rebuilding year from the start,
Crystal Cooksey 5-8 Sr.-HS Seymour, Texas (Seymour HS)
Hilary Gibson 5-11 Fr.-HS Ardmore, Okla. (Ardmore HS) after losing three seniors from last
Mandy Humphreys 5-6 Jr.-1L Lancaster, Texas (Elise Robertson HS) season's team that had all earned
Salem Mitchell 5-7 Fr.-HS Pecos, Texas (Pecos HS)
Leslie Parker 5-6 Jr.-2L Fort Worth, Texas (Paschal HS) All-American honors in their
Head Coach: David Sherman HSU played most of the season
with four freshmen and one
junior. Freshman Salem Mitchell
and Hilary Gibson showed signs
of good things to come in the future. Leslie Glazener finished her third year with the
program and continued to show strides toward being a quality player for the Cowgirls.
Also playing for the Cowgirls were Brooke Burlesmith, Mandy Humphreys and
Crystal Cooksey. The Cowgirls finished third at the American Southwest Conference
The NCAA Division III Women's Golf Committee has announced that HardinSimmons
University will host their 2003 Championship at Fairway Oaks Country Club
on May 13-16, 2003.
The event will be a 72-hole championship, with 18 holes each day. There will be
practice rounds on May 11-12. Sixty players will be invited to the tournament, included
will be 10 teams and 10 individuals not on a qualifying team.
The bid process included Hardin-Simmons, the Abilene Convention and Visitors
Bureau and Fairway Oaks. Embassy Suites will serve as the host hotel for the players
and coaches. Abilene won the right to host the tournament over Oshkosh, Wis.
"This is a big event for not only Hardin-Simmons but also the community of
Abilene," said HSU Athletic's Director John Neese. "We hope that this opportunity to
host the Championship will give us a chance to show off the good things that Fairway
Oaks, the City of Abilene and Hardin-Simmons University have to offer.
The event will be the first NCAA Division III Championship held in Abilene,
and only the second ever Division III title in the state. Trinity University hosted the
2001 Division III Women's Tennis Championship.
Hardin-Simmons has a strong tradition in women's golf. The Cowgirls won the
1994 NAIA Championship and have qualified a team for the nationals each of the last
four seasons. HSU placed fourth at the 2001 NCAA Championships.
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