Cassidy

Stelzmiller

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Player
Year: Senior
City/State: Placerville, Calif.
High School: Union Mine

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • One Career Top-10 Finish
  • Five Career Top-25 Finishes
  • Tied for 18th at Big Ten Championships (2014)
  • Tied for 25th at Big Ten Championships (2016)
  • Tied for 50th at Big Ten Championships (2013)
  • Tied for 57th at Big Ten Championships (2015)
  • WGCA Scholastic All-American (2013, 2015)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2013, 2015)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll 
    (Fall 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; Spring 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)
  • Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2016)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016)
  • GolfWeek/Sagarin Top 400 (Fall 2010)
  • Consolation Finalist at WWGA Junior National Match Play (2009)

Best Career Finish: Tied for Ninth (2014 Rainbow Wahine Invitational)
Career Stroke Average: 78.52

Senior (2015-16)
Cassidy Stelzmiller put the finishing touches on a solid Husker career by earning her second top-25 finish at the Big Ten Championships. Stelzmiller's tie for 25th at The Fort Golf Resort in Indianapolis, April 22-24, included a season-best 219 (74-72-73). She became the first Husker golfer in history to record a pair of top-25 Big Ten finishes, including her tie for 18th as a sophomore in 2014.

The fifth-year senior from Placerville, Calif., was arguably Nebraska's most consistent golfer during the spring of 2016, carding 79 or better in 14 of her last 15 rounds. Her 219 at the Big Ten Championships marked the second-best tournament score of her career.

She competed in 32 rounds as a senior, including 29 inside the Husker lineup, while finishing with a 76.97 stroke average. Over 17 spring rounds, she posted a 75.94 average.

Stelzmiller opened the spring by tying for 50th (78-81-159) at the Peg Barnard Invitational, Feb. 13-14. She followed with a 224 (75-78-71) at the Westbrook Spring Invitational in Peoria, Ariz., Feb. 21-22. Stelzmiller's performance at Westbrook was good for a tie for 56th and included a career-best one-under-par 71 in the final round.

Stelzmiller continued her solid play with a tie for 32nd in a 99-player field at the Clover Cup in Mesa, Ariz., March 11-13. Stelzmiller shot a 226 (76-76-74), producing Nebraska's second-best round in both the second and third rounds of the tournament.

She added a strong showing as Nebraska's No. 2 finisher at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Hawaii Invitational, March 22-23. Stelzmiller tied for 34th in a talented 97-player field with a three-round score of 227 (74-77-76).

Stelzmiller tied for 78th (79-74-83-236) to finish second among the Huskers in a loaded 18-team field at the Silverado Showdown in Napa, Calif., April 3-5.

Stelzmiller closed the fall with a 226 (76-78-72) at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown, Oct. 25-27. Her final-round 72 at the Boulder Creek Golf Club matched her then-career best. She tied for 99th in a loaded, 19-team tournament field at Nevada.

Her 230 (76-78-76) was good enough to tie for 75th in a 104-player field at the Pinehurst Challenge, Oct. 12-13. Stelzmiller tied for 36th with a 234 (82-75-77) at Nebraska's Chip-N Club Invitational at the Country Club of Lincoln, Oct. 5-6.

She opened the season by tying for 55th (81-83-80-244) at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational at Colbert Hills in Manhattan, Kan., Sept. 7-8.

She earned a lineup spot for the second straight tournament and tied for 69th (84-78-76-238) at the GolfWeek Conference Challenge at the Red Sky Golf Club in Wolcott, Colo., Sept. 21-23.

In addition to her success on the course, Stelzmiller is a two-time WGCA Scholastic All-American and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and a four-time academic All-Big Ten selection.

“Cassidy has continued to make huge strides in her game,” Nebraska Coach Robin Krapfl said. “We are excited to see how good she can become. She possesses the best short-game skills on the team, and she has had a very good summer competing in various tournaments.”

Junior (2014-15)
Stelzmiller produced the best tournament finish of her career by tying for ninth with teammate Cassie Deeg at the 14-team Rainbow Wahine Invitational, Oct. 22-23. Stelzmiller tied a season best with a final-round 72 in Hawaii, while producing a season-best 222 (74-76-72) at the tournament.

She closed her junior season with a tie for 57th (76-78-78-232) at the Big Ten Championships in Indianapolis, April 24-26. She capped the season with a 76.76 stroke average, which ranked third among the Huskers and represented a 3.13 strokes per round improvement over her sophomore campaign.

Stelzmiller’s season included a tie for 14th (74-74-78-226) at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate in Vail, Colo., Oct. 10-12. It tied her previous best tournament finish of her career.

Stelzmiller added rounds of 76, 81 and 78 to finish at 235 in a tie for 80th at the Westbrook Spring Invitational, Feb. 22-23. She did not compete in the Clover Cup, March 13-15, but did compete as an individual at the Mountain View Collegiate in Tucson, Ariz., March 20-21. She tied for 90th at Mountain View with a three-round total of 232 (80-76-76). She did not travel to the SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitational, April 10-11.

Stelzmiller opened the 2014 fall campaign by tying for 33rd (80-79-75-234) at the Chip-N Club Invitational, Sept. 8-9, at Wilderness Ridge Golf Course in Lincoln. She played as an individual outside of Nebraska’s lineup.

She earned her first lineup spot of the season at the GolfWeek Conference Challenge in Vail, Colo., Sept. 22-24, where she tied for 42nd at 231 (78-70-73). Her final-round 73 was a season best.

Sophomore (2013-14)
Stelzmiller produced a pair of breakthrough performances in the spring. She fired three straight rounds of even-par 72 to shatter her career-best tournament total with a 216 to finish a career-best 14th at the Westbrook Spring Invite in Mesa, Ariz., Feb. 23-24. She smashed her previous best (233) by 17 strokes.

She tied for 18th (72-83-75-230) as NU’s No. 2 finisher at the 2014 Big Ten Tournament. Her opening-round 72 tied a career-best and put her in the lead after 18 holes. Stelzmiller closed her sophomore year with a 79.89 stroke average.

Stelzmiller opened with a then-career-best 33rd-place finish (80-78-80-238) as an individual at the Chip-N Club Invite. She earned a lineup spot at the Minnesota Invite, tying for 59th (84-85-86-255). She also tied for 59th (89-85-81-255) as an individual at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invite, Sept. 23-24.

Stelzmiller played as an individual at the Hoosier Fall Invite in Greenwood, Ind., Oct. 19-20, tying for 55th (80-76-77-233). Her three-round score of 233 was a then-career-best. She closed the fall with rounds of 85 and 83 at the wind-shortened Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown, Oct. 27-29.

She opened the spring with her career-best 216 (72-72-72) at the Westbrook Invite, before tying for 67th with a 238 at the Clover Cup in Mesa, Ariz., March 14-16. She continued to play in the NU lineup at the Mountain View Collegiate in Tucson, Ariz., March 28-29, helping NU to its second team title of the year. Stelzmiller opened with a 79, but struggled with a second-round 85. She did not count a final round, and did not travel to the SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitational, April 4-6.

Stelzmiller returned to NU’s six-player lineup at the Ohio State Spring Invite, tying for 50th (80-83-77-240) in a 72-player field. Her first and third rounds counted toward Nebraska’s team total.

Redshirt Freshman (2012-13)
Stelzmiller competed in 22 rounds in 2012-13, including seven rounds in the Husker lineup. She closed the season by tying for 50th (83-80-76-239) at the Big Ten Tournament in French Lick, Ind., April 26-28. She was NU’s No. 4 finisher, and her final-round 76 matched her season best.

Stelzmiller earned her first lineup appearance at the Clover Cup in Mesa, Ariz., March 9-10. She tied for 68th (80-78-79-237), which followed a season-best 234 (79-78-77) to tie for 56th while playing as an individual at the Westbrook Invite in Peoria, Ariz., Feb. 24-25.

After shooting an 85 in a dual at Kansas March 20, she closed the regular season by tying for 74th (91-91-82-264) as an individual at the SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invite, April 5-7.
She claimed a lineup spot at the Big Ten Championships during qualifying and finished with an 81.64 stroke average.

During the 2012 fall season, Stelzmiller competed in three tournaments as an individual. She made her collegiate debut at the Chip-N Club Invite at the Country Club of Lincoln, Sept. 10-11, tying for 55th (89-81-86-256) in the 84-player field.

Stelzmiller played as an individual at the Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Invite in Las Cruces, N.M., Oct. 8-10, posting a 238 (83-76-79) to tie for 64th. Her second-round 76 was a season-best.

She tied for 46th (80-81-82-243) at the Missouri State/Payne Stewart Memorial in Springfield, Mo., Oct. 15-16.

Redshirt (2011-12)
Stelzmiller redshirted in her first season at Nebraska. In the classroom, she earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2011-12.

High School/Amateur
Ranked as one of the top 400 players nationally in the GolfWeek/Sagarin girls ratings in the fall of 2010, Stelzmiller advanced to the First Flight consolation final at the WWGA Junior National Match Play Championship in 2009. She competed at the California Junior Girls Stroke Play Championship and at the 80th Women’s Trans Match Play Championship in the summer of 2010. She also competed at the Women’s Trans in 2009.

As a senior at Union Mine High School, Stelzmiller led the Diamondbacks to their first Sac-Joaquin Section divisional championship with a tournament-best round of 79. She won individual medalist honors by 12 strokes. Union Mine advanced to the California Interscholastic Federation Section Masters Golf Tournament, where it finished second as a team to qualify for the CIF/NCGA Northern California Championship at Stockton Country Club for the first time in school history. Stelzmiller led the Diamondbacks with a 78.

The 2009 Sierra Valley Conference MVP, Stelzmiller led Union Mine to a 32-match winning streak in Sierra Valley action.

Personal
The daughter of Morris and Mary Ann Stelzmiller, Cassidy was born in Placerville, Calif. Cassidy has three older sisters, Chelsea, Madeleine and Megan. Chelsea was a senior on the UC Davis golf team in 2010-11.

Cassidy earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska an accounting major in December of 2015. She captured WGCA Scholastic All-America honors in 2013 and 2015. She added academic All-Big Ten honors in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, and she was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2013 and 2015. She has earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll nine times. She was also a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2015 and 2016.

Stelzmiller chose Nebraska over UC Davis.

Stelzmiller's Career Statistics

Year

Rounds

Strokes

Avg.

Low 18

Low 54

2012-13 22 1,796 81.64 76 234
2013-14 28 2,237 79.89 72 216

2014-15

21

1,612

76.76

72

222

2015-16

32

2,463

76.97

71

219

Totals

103

8,088

78.52

71

216

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