Honors & Awards
Best Career Finish: 1st (2013 Chip-N Club Invitational)
The junior from Hugo, Minn., finished with a 75.90 stroke average on the year, while producing a trio of top-10 tournament finishes. She closed the campaign by tying for 41st (74-74-80-228) at the Big Ten Tournament, after entering the final round in a tie for 16th.
Deeg opened her third year at Nebraska by tying for fourth at the Chip-N Club Invitational. She fired a three-round total of 221, including a career-best-tying 69 in the final round.
She closed the fall with her second-best performance when she shot a 222 (75-73-74) over three rounds at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational in Hawaii, Oct. 22-23. Deeg tied for ninth with teammate Cassidy Stelzmiller in Hawaii. It marked the seventh top-10 finish of Deeg's career, and her 10th career top-25 showing.
She built momentum heading to Hawaii with a tie for ninth at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate in Highlands Ranch, Colo., Oct. 10-12. Chael fired a 224 (78-73-73) to tie teammate Jordan Chael.
Deeg's performance at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate Deeg followed a tie for 58th with a 235 (82-80-73) in a loaded field at the GolfWeek Conference Challenge in Vail, Colo., Sept. 22-24. She also carded a 234 (78-80-76) over three rounds to finish 46th in a talented 75-player field at Minnesota Invitational, Sept. 15-16.
Deeg opened the spring by tying for 48th (77-76-71-224) at the Westbrook Spring Invitational, Feb. 22-23. She added a tie for 32nd (80-75-76-231) at the Clover Cup, March 13-15. She continued to climb the leaderboard and lower her scores with a season-best 219 (74-70-75) to tie for 29th at the Mountain View Collegiate in Tucson, Ariz., March 20-21.
She ended the regular season with a tie for 65th (80-79-80-239) at the SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitational, April 10-11.
An outstanding all-around student-athlete, Deeg earned academic All-Big Ten honors and claimed a prestigious Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award in 2015. She also captured Nebraska's Big Ten Sportsmanship award. Deeg is a two-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.
“Cassie took a big step last season both mentally and physically,” Nebraska Coach Robin Krapfl said. “She won a tournament and was close in a couple of others. The next natural progression in her development is achieving consistency. Cassie is capable of being one of the top players in the Big Ten.”
Deeg earned Big Ten Golfer-of-the-Week honors for the first time in her career on Sept. 11. She earned her second conference golfer-of-the-week award on Oct. 30, after tying for fifth with rounds of 71 and 72 (143) at the wind-shortened Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown (Oct. 27-29).
Deeg claimed her third top-five finish of the season and her third Big Ten Golfer-of-the-Week award of the year by tying teammate Katelyn Wright for second with a career-best-matching 213 (72-70-71) at the Mountain View Collegiate in Tucson, Ariz., March 28-29. Deeg helped the Huskers capture their second team tournament title of the season.
She added her fourth top-25 showing of the year and seventh of her career at the Ohio State Spring Invite, April 19-20, tying for 20th (77-77-78-232). Deeg added four other top-35 efforts on the year on her way to finishing with a 76.16 stroke average as a sophomore. It marked a 1.55 stroke per round improvement over her freshman campaign.
Deeg tied for 30th in her home state, managing a three-round score of 237 (76-83-78) at the Minnesota Invitational, Sept. 16-17. She struggled at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational in Manhattan, Kan., Sept. 23-24, tying for 50th (80-87-81-248) on an unforgiving course at Colbert Hills that surrendered just three rounds at or below par among 81 golfers over 54 holes.
She was Nebraska’s No. 2 finisher at the Hoosier Fall Invitational in Greenwood, Ind., Oct. 19-20, tying for 30th in a 96-player field with a 226 (79-71-76) on the par-71, 6,062-yard layout at Hickory Stick Golf Club.
She opened the spring with a 220 (77-72-71) to tie for 33rd at the Westbrook Invitational in Mesa, Ariz., Feb. 23-24. She added a tie for 44th (81-75-156) to lead the Huskers individually at the SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitational April 4-5, which was cut short by lightning on the final day.
Deeg closed her second season by tying for 63rd (82-83-80-245) at the Big Ten Championships on the Pete Dye Course at the French Lick Resort in Indiana, April 25-27.
Deeg tied for 36th (81-82-80-243) after qualifying No. 1 in her collegiate debut at the Chip-N Club Invitational. She followed with three straight top-20 finishes, starting with a tie for 20th (69-76-77-222) at the GolfWeek Conference Challenge in Wolcott, Colo., Sept. 24-26. Her opening-round 69 was a career best.
She added a season-best 221 (75-70-76) to tie for 12th at the Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Invitational in Las Cruces, N.M., Oct. 8-10. Deeg produced her first career top-10 finish with a 227 (75-74-78) to take 10th at the Missouri State/Payne Stewart Invitational in Springfield, Mo., Oct. 15-16. Deeg closed the fall by finishing 58th (76-80-76-232) at the Alamo Invitational. Her fall stroke average of 76.33 ranked second among the Huskers.
Deeg opened the spring by settling for 76th (85-79-80-244) at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, Feb. 10-12, before tying for 64th (77-83-78-238) at the Westbrook Spring Invitational in Peoria, Ariz., Feb. 24-25. She produced her best tournament of the spring by tying for 38th (79-75-75-229) at the Clover Cup in Mesa, Ariz., March 9-10. She shot an 81 in a dual at Kansas March 20, before closing the regular season with a tie for 38th (79-82-79-240) to lead the Huskers at the SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitational, April 5-7.
Deeg was a five-time top-20 finisher at the Minnesota high school state championships, including a seventh-place finish in 2010, a 12th-place showing in 2009 and a 20th-place effort as an eighth-grader in 2008. Deeg was a six-time All-Suburban East Conference selection (2007-12) on the course.
On the Junior circuit, Deeg was the 2011 Minnesota Golf Association Junior Player of the Year and 2011 Minnesota state champion. She was the 2011 Minnesota Match Play champion and the 2011 Publinks champion. She was also the Minnesota Women’s Match Play runner-up in 2012. In 2008, she was the Junior State Girls champion. Her state titles qualified her for the National Junior Girls tournaments in both 2008 and 2011. Deeg was also an honor roll student.
She earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2014, and has claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll four times. A two-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015), Deeg captured a prestigious Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award in 2015 and was NU's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner.
She chose Nebraska over Illinois, Idaho and Missouri State.
Deeg's Career Statistics