PEDIGREE: This week’s Pioneer focus goes to freshman women’s golfer Ashley Phipps for her efforts in the past two Pioneer tournaments.
With rounds of 81 and 83 at the par-72 5,844 yard Findlay Country Club, Phipps recently paced the Pioneers by finishing in 24th out of 86 golfers in the two day Bing-Beall Classic Oct. 7 and 8.
She followed that performance up last week by leading the Pioneers to a second place finish by shooting a 90 and finishing in second place overall at the Phipps Memorial Tournament in Alliance on Oct. 12.
Get to know the social work major from Hartville, OH.
Q: Favorite food?
Q: What is on your playlist?
A: Pretty much everything from Hawaiian Raggea, Country, and Classical….everything but rap!
Q: Favorite athlete?
A: Payne Stewart
Q: Something most people don’t know about you?
A: I have coached JV high school girls basketball for five years.
Q: What is your favorite aspect about golf?
A: I like that in golf you are competing against yourself. You always know if you are improving or not based on scores, and I love competing against my previous scores.
Q: If you could have one song be the theme song to your life, which would it be?
A: “Life is a Highway”- Rascall Flats
Q: Who is your role model(s)?
A: My Parents- They have been an example of a Godly man and woman who put Christ first. I admire how they raised me and my brothers in a home centered in Christ.
And my brothers – their work ethic in sports has showed me what it takes to be successful not only in sports but in life.
Q: Favorite fast food outlet?
Q: Best and worst part about college athletics?
A: Best – playing against some of the best of the best. Worst- Trying to balance work school and practices/tournaments makes it much more stressful than in high school.
Q: What did you do this summer?
A: Worked, golfed and helped run a national youth basketball tournament in Chicago.
Q: Tiger or Rory?
Chris Sherwood is sports editor for The Aviso AVW.