Ariel McNair Finished Tied For Second Place
JU Amelia Island Collegiate Was The First Event Of The Spring Season
Musketeers Raised Over $5k For Landyn's Trip To Disney World
Palmetto Intercollegiate Was The Final Event Of The Fall Season
Two-Day, 54-Hole Tournament Is Oct. 27-28
Xavier University student-athletes partnered up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help raise money for six-year-old Landyn. Landyn suffers from spina bifida and wishes to go to Walt Disney World.
With the holiday season upon us, Xavier's athletic programs have been busy in the Cincinnati community. Members of the various teams describe just a handful of the projects and community service programs with which they are involved. And, the student-athletes discuss what it means to them to be able to give back to a community that provides so much for them.
Xavier golfers Ariel McNair, Shane Crutchfield, Yuki Kato and Korey Ward talk about the benefits of having a world-class golf facility to call home, the Francis Xavier Homan Golf Center at Maketewah Country Club. The center features an outdoor short-game range with five greens, four indoor hitting bays, a Cobra/Puma regional fitting center, a 3,000 square foot indoor putting surface and locker rooms for both teams.
Outside of the men's basketball team, the Musketeers have a busy upcoming week. Tennis steps out of conference play, baseball has five games on the road, both golf teams are in Florida, and track is headed to Alabama.
The Xavier Olympic teams will spend their spring breaks far away from Cincinnati. Baseball and both tennis teams are in Florida, the men's golf team tees it up in North Myrtle Beach, and the women's golf team stays in Arizona.
Fall 2013: Played in all five events in the fall of her senior season ... kicked off season at the IU Fall Kickoff by tying for eighth place with rounds of 76-73/149 ... traveled with the team over to where she shot rounds of 77-70-72/219 at the Yale Women's Fall Intercollegiate and tied for fourth ... tied for eighth place again with a final score of 74-72-78/224 at the LPGA Xavier Invitational ... averaged a 78.9 during the fall season.
2012-13: McNair played in ten events this season and was fourth on the team in scoring average with 79.3 ... scored a 227 (+14) and finished tied for 6th at the FedEx Memphis Women's Intercollegiate ... earned CAA Women's Golfer of the Week after performance at FedEx ... scored a season-low 74 (+2) at the 2012 Palmetto Intercollegiate ... ended season tied for 13th place at the CAA Championship.
Summer 2012: Placed first in the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship ... carded a 239 in the three-day tournament.
2011-12: McNair competed in eight events and 20 rounds during her sophomore campaign ... posted a 79.2 scoring average ... shot a career-low 74 at the Circling Raven Invitational ... fired a career-best 228 (+18) at Challenge at Onion Creek November 8 ... had a season best finish at the Memphis Women's Fall Invite when she tied for 23rd.
Summer 2011: Tied for third in the PGA Minority Collegiate Championship ... shot a 84-74-74=232.
2010-11: McNair played in four events and posted an 81.73 scoring average ... lowest round 76 (+4), and tournament 233 (+17) came at the Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate on March 14.
Summer 2010: Toledo National Minority Championship first place winner-Shot 80-70.
Personal: Daughter of Darrell and Ronna McNair ... a Finance major