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 Tia Chase

2012-13 (SOPHOMORE): (spring) saw action in two spring tournaments…t-50th at MWSU Classic (4/1) with two-round score of 95-94=189…carded 82 to finish t-12th vs. Augustana (4/27)…(fall) played in all seven contests for USF…fired an 89 to t-19th at Augustana’s Bakker Crossing Invite (9/3)…recorded her lowest round of the season (81-90=171) at the Concordia Invite (9/17) to t-38th…was one of three Cougars to place in the top-10 of the Bulldog Classic (10/15); t-7th (91-87=178) overall…owned fourth-lowest average on the team (89.00 per round)

2011-12 (FRESHMAN): Played in all but one tournament during freshman campaign...fired a round of 93 in her first intercollegiate competition at the Labor Day Triangular (9/5) to place 22nd...cut six strokes off her tournament total with an 87 (season-best) in the final round of the Mustang Invite (9/24) to finish tied at 60th (93-87=180) overall...turned in a 38th (45-47=92) place performance in Bob Writz Invite (4/2)...jumped 10 spots on the NSIC Championship (4/22) individual leaderboard following a strong performance to finish 40th (105-87-88=280)

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time all-state honoree as a Viking and a four-time South Dakota state tournament qualifier...also garnered all-state honors in volleyball...honor roll student...National Honor Society President...also a member of band and choir.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Tim & Jill Nihart...has an older brother, Justin and a younger sister, Tara...majoring in Biology and Chemistry...wants to be a Physician's Assistant.


Year: Senior
Hometown: Huron, S.D.
High School: James Valley Christian