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Athlete of the week: Kerri Parks, women’s golf


YEAR: Sophomore

HOMETOWN: Flushing, Mich.

SEASON STATISTICS: 74.0 stroke average, five top-10 finishes

LAST WEEK’S STATISTICS: 2nd at the Conference USA Championships at 4-under (73-67-72–212)

Sophomore Kerri Parks led Marshall to its highest finish at the
Conference USA Women’s Golf Championships in school history last week. Parks finished the three-day tournament in second place at 4-under-par.

Parks began her conference tournament with her worst round of the week, shooting a 1-over 73 on the opening day. Parks started the tournment 1-under through the front nine before a pair of bogetys on the back nine pushed her over par.