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Bermel becomes first golfer to win 4 consecutive MVC College Athlete honors


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

Honorable Mention

  • 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