CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Senior golfer Hannah Bermel became the first VMC student-athlete to earn women’s varsity-athlete golf team honors for four consecutive years.
Bermel has led UNI in eight of the Panthers’ nine tournaments. She opened the fall season with three top-10 finishes and was in the top-20 in six tournaments. She ranks first on the team with an average of 76.42. Had a career low of 69 in his second round at the Jackrabbit Invitational.
In addition to being a double major, she is doing a minor in family studies. Bermel earned a 4.0 GPA in the fall semester. She finished 12th in that year’s MVC Championship and was selected to the league’s 10-man All-Conference team.
She is the first Panther to earn four MVC All-Conference First Team honors.
Bermel was among four repeat first-team selections for this year’s squad, which was voted on by the league’s golf sports information directors. Other repeat first-team picks include Missouri State’s Abby Cavaiani; Indiana State’s Lauren Green; and Drake’s 2022 medalist Kristen Giles.
Illinois State’s Ali Schrock was named the league’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year. A total of 14 student-athletes were recognized by earning first-team or honorable mention honors.
In addition to the 10 first-team selections, four student-athletes received honorable mention by virtue of receiving a minimum number of votes. A total of 32 student-athletes were nominated for the Scholar-Athlete Awards in Women’s Golf.
The MVC College Athlete Team criteria parallels the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) standards for its Academic All-America® program. Applicants must have at least a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30 (4.0 scale), while student-athletes must have reached the second-year athletic and academic level at their institutions and must have participated in at least 50% of his team’s innings.
2022 Missouri Valley Conference Golf Athlete Scholars Team
- Hannah BermelUNI^ Sr. 3.96 Gerontology: Social Services & Communication Disorders – Cedar Falls (Iowa) Cedar Falls
- Abby Cavaiani, State of Missouri # Sr. 3.96 Administrative Management – Wales (Wis.) Kettle Moraine CavaianiAbby
- Mara Flaherty, Bradley Jr. 3.95 Manufacturing Engineering – Naperville, Illinois North
- Kristen Giles, Drake* Sr. 4.00 Pharmacy – Georgetown, Ontario Georgetown
- Lauren Green, Indiana State #Jr. 3.90 Exercise Science – Merseyside (England) Carmel College
- Mallory Russell, Evansville So. 3.83 Nursing – Evansville Memorial (Ind.)
- Ali Schrock, Illinois State Jr. 4.00 Finance – Pontiac, Illinois Pontiac Schrock
- Abbie Thielbar,. So Loyola. 3.95 Neuroscience – Zionsville (Ind.) Zionsville Community
- Megan Welch, Bradley Sr. 3.66 Mathematics Education Lakeville, Minn. Lakeville North
- Avalon Woodward, Illinois State So. 4.00 Organizational Leadership Palm Desert, California Palm Desert
- Payton Hodson, Valparaiso Sr. 3.98 Psychology and Spanish – Middleton (Wis.) Middleton
- Haeri Lee, Drake Sr. 3.49 Secondary element. Education – Buffalo Grove, IL Buffalo Grove
- Lorenza Martinez, Loyola Sr. 3.73 Marketing – Menomonee Falls, Wis. Divine Savior Holy Angels
- Kayla Pfitzner, Missouri State So. 3.68 Marketing Management Ozark (Mo.) Springfield Catholic
^ First team selection in 2019, 2020 and 2021
#first team selection in 2020 and 2021
*selection of the first team in 2021