WILMINGTON, N.C. (May 21, 2010) - A historic week and season came to an end for ETSU's Nina Muehl (Vienna, Austria) on Friday, as the sophomore carded a final round score of 3-over-par 75 in the NCAA Championships at the Country Club of Landfall.
Muehl, who became the first ETSU woman golfer to participate in the national championships, ultimately finished tied for 92nd on the leaderboard. She said her experience was both unforgettable and inspiring.
"I really enjoyed competing with the best players in the country this week," Muehl said. "I will take a lot of new experience with me from this tournament, and what I really saw was that our team is able to compete at this level. Our entire team has enough talent to make it next year.
"Especially now that I had a chance to see how professional this tournament is when it comes to the difficulty of the course and the skill of the other players, I want to share this experience with our whole team next year. That's the goal."
ETSU head coach Stefanie Shelton echoed Muehl's thoughts.
"I'm disappointed that our whole team was not here," Shelton said. "This is what college golf is about - playing for a national championship against the best in the country. I am proud of Nina's competitiveness and composure. She is definitely among the best in the country and her 64 last week put her among the nation's elite.
"ETSU women's golf has steadily risen towards the top in the country and we definitely want to see our program compete with the best here at nationals."
The ETSU women's golf season comes to an end with the final day of championship play. Fans can keep up-to-date on the team throughout the offseason and summer months by visiting ETSUBucs.com and clicking on the women's golf link.