Nov. 13, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS – The University of Minnesota women’s golf program has signed Heather Ciskowski to a National Letter of Intent, Gophers head coach Michele Redman announced today. Ciskowski will join the Gophers for the 2014-15 season.
“We’re really excited to sign Heather, and she’s excited to be coming to the University of Minnesota,” Redman said. “Her enthusiasm and competitiveness will make her a great addition to our roster, and we can’t wait to get her on campus.”
The Barrington, Ill., native is coming off an individual match play title at the Women’s Western Golf Association 87th Junior Championship at Dubuque (Iowa) Golf Course & Country Club in August, winning her final matchup in a battle that went 20 holes.
A member of the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA), Ciskowski is ranked 46th in the nation among 2014 prospects and has finished 11th or better in each of the five AJGA tournaments she has competed in during the 2013 season.
Her top finish over the summer was a tie for third at the 2013 Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands while she finished eighth at the 2013 Stonehenge Junior Open – shooting a 78-76-70—224 for her lowest tournament and round scores of the season. Ciskowski also finished tied for eighth at the 2013 Midwest Junior Players Championship and tied for 10th at the Bridgestone Golf/Brandt Snedeker Music City Junior.
The Gophers’ signee also won the 2013 Eagle Ridge Open on the Mid-American Junior Golf tour (MAJGT) with a 158 total over the two-day tournament and captured the Golfweek Junior Tour (15-19 division) crown at Elks Run Golf Club last April with a three-shot win, shooting a 77-75—152 at the tournament.
Gophers Finish 12th at Cardinal Cup
Ciskowski leads the way as fall competition draws to a close Tuesday in Kentucky.
Gophers Improve on Day 2 in Louisville
The Minnesota women’s golf team remains in 11th place through 36 holes at the Cardinal Cup.
Two Gophers in Top-20 After First Round
The Gophers have two players in the top-20 after 18 holes at the Cardinal Cup.