IU golfers take Big Ten awards


Junior Priscilla Schmid analyzes the ball while preparing to putt. Schmid earned her first All-American despite an injury this season. Photo courtesy of IU Athletics

IU women’s golfer Priscilla Schmid was announced Monday as a member of the All-Big Ten first team.

As a junior this season, Schmid was on her way to recording the lowest average season score in program history of 71.18 before the season was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Over her career, Schmid averages a mark of 74.22, which is the second best in team history.

Earlier in the season, Schmid was also named Big Ten Women’s Golfer of the Week twice. She finished as the No. 21 player in the country in the final Golfstat player rankings.

Other IU golf team members were honored with the conference’s sportsmanship award.

Junior Mary Parsons was announced as a winner of the Big Ten Women’s Sportsmanship Award for this season. Parsons shot an average of 73.7 this season, which is second best in the program this year. Her career average of 73.73 currently ranks as the lowest in IU women’s golf history.

During her sophomore season, Parsons was named Big Ten Golfer of the Week after her first collegiate tournament win at the Lady Boilermaker Classic with a score of 136 after two rounds.

Jack Sparrow, who is a graduate student on the IU men’s golf team, was announced as a winner of the Big Ten Men’s Sportsmanship Award. 

This season, Sparrow shot an average of 74.5. He was also named to the Academic All-Big Ten team four times.

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