JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 26, 2011) â€" ETSU senior Nina Muehl (Vienna, Austria) is not yet finished playing golf for East Tennessee State University.
Muehl was informed Monday that she has received an at-large bid to compete individually in the NCAA Central Regional, which will be played May 5-7 at Notre Dameâ€™s Warren Golf Course. Muehl will be looking to repeat her performance from a year ago, when she finished fourth in the NCAA East Regional and advanced to the NCAA National Championship.
â€śIâ€™m so excited to get another chance to represent ETSU at regional,â€ť Muehl said. â€śWe were really close again this year to winning conference and making it as a team, which would have been a great way to finish my college career. However, Iâ€™m looking forward to playing because I really want to have a strong finish and represent the Bucs well.â€ť
A year ago, Muehl began her NCAA experience in record fashion, carding an 8-under-par 64 in the first round of the East Regional â€" which set a new school mark and ranked as the lowest single round score for any player in the nation last season.
This year, Muehl has once again led the Buccaneers. She posted a team-best stroke average of 74.7 while also enjoying three Top 5 finishes during the spring season, including a first place showing at the Sir Pizza Cards Challenge. In all, Muehl has spent her past three seasons in Johnson City setting multiple school records.
It was her strong play during the spring and her impressive performances last season that likely helped lead to her selection this year.
For more on Muehl and ETSU womenâ€™s golf, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the womenâ€™s golf link.