The awards, based on a team’s Academic Progress Rate, go to athletic teams that post multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in a given sport.
The previous best individual finish by a Chippewa at the MAC Championship was a tie for 36th in 2017. Four of the Chippewas bettered that finish at this year’s event.
Deardorff’s round included two birdies and was an eight-shot improvement over her opening-round 85. She is 35th with a 162 total. She bested her previous career best, 78, which she shot in back-to-back rounds last October at the Western Michigan Kzoo Classic at The Moors in Portage.
Also for the Chippewas on Friday, Bria Colosky shot 80, Jami Laude posted an 81, Natalie Johnson carded an 82, and Meghan Deardorff shot 85.
2.5 hours prior to kickoff
Free and open to the public
Located Between the Rose Ponds