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Mary Welch
Year: Senior
Hometown: Madison, Wis.
High School: West
Experience: 1 Letter
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Mary Welch Bio
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 09/15/2012

Joined the Cardinals in the Fall of 2012 as a transfer from Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Career Honors
• Academic All-Mid-American Conference Honorable Mention (2014)

2013-13 (Sr.): 
Played in all 11 events with a stroke average of 80.32 … finished in the top 25 four times ... posted the best result of her Ball State career with a tie for 13th at The Preview (Oct. 7-8) after a 36-hole score of 157 ... recorded her best 54-hole score as a Cardinal with a 225 to tie for 25th at the Hoosier Fall Invitational (Oct. 19-20) ... carded the best round of her Ball State career with a 73 on the final day of the Hoosier Fall Invite ... placed 24th at the UNCW Seahawk Classic (April 5-6) ... tied for 24th at the Rio Verde Invitational (March 7-9).

2012-13 (Jr.): Played in two tournaments as an individual ... competed in her first event as a Ball State golfer at the Cardinal Classic (Sept. 22-23), where she tied for 41st with a 36-hole score of 165 ... posted a season-best round of 81 on day two of the Cardinal Classic ... also competed at the Angola Shootout (April 20).

WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT: Played two years for the Pointers ... an all-region selection and Division III honorable mention All-America selection by the National Golf Coaches Association in 2011-12 ... won four events in her sophomore season ... won the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championships with a 238 (79-78-81) ... also finished first at the Georgianni Memorial Invitational, the UW-Oshkosh Invitational and the UW-Stevens Point Mad Dawg Invitational ... managed a top-10 finish in nine of the 10 events she competed in during the 2011-12 season, while averaging 79.60 for the year ... finished eighth at the 2012 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships with a 308 (77-78-78-75), six strokes off the national championship score.

SUMMER GOLF: Placed third at the 2013 Madison (Wis.) Women's All-City Golf Tournament.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of West High School in Madison, Wis. ... a four-year letterwinner for coach Kurt Van Sumeran ... graduated with a 3.5 GPA.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Steve and Carla Welch ... born Feb. 4, 1992 in Madison, Wis. ... two brothers and two sisters ... majoring in accounting.