Jackie

O'Doherty

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Player
Year: Redshirt Freshman
City/State: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: East

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Tied for 53rd at the Big Ten Championships (2013)
  • Fifth at Nebraska Women's Stroke Play (2012)
  • WGCA Scholastic All-American (2013)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2013)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012; Spring 2012, 2013)
  • Two-Time Nebraska Class A State Champion (2009, 2010)
  • Nebraska Girls State Stroke Play Runner-up (2010)
  • Member of Nebraska Four State Team (2011)
  • Nebraska Junior All-Star Team (2010)
  • Three-Time Nebraska Class A All-State (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Two-Time Heartland Conference Champion (2008, 2010)

Best Career Finish: T41st (2012 Missouri State/Payne Stewart Memorial)
Career Stroke Average: 81.58

Career
Jackie O'Doherty chose to end her collegiate golf career after two seasons with the Huskers. O'Doherty plans to continue her academic pursuits at Nebraska with the goal of becoming a doctor.

As a redshirt freshman in 2012-13, O'Doherty captured WGCA Scholastic All-America honors after claiming a spot on the academic All-Big Ten team. She is also a four-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.

On the course, O'Doherty played in all 31 rounds as a redshirt freshman, including 27 in the Husker lineup. She capped her season by tying for 53rd at the Big Ten Tournament in French Lick, Ind.

O'Doherty struggled with her consistency, but was generally able to contribute at least one score per tournament to NU's team total. In her first rounds as a redshirt freshman, O'Doherty managed just an 84.18 stroke average. In her third rounds, she contributed a 78.80 average on the year. Overall, she finished with Nebraska's fifth-best stroke average on the season (81.56).

Redshirt Freshman (2012-13)
O'Doherty was a regular in the Nebraska lineup in 2012-13. The redshirt freshman from Lincoln, Neb., produced an 81.58 stroke average over 31 rounds, including 27 rounds inside the Husker lineup. She capped her season by tying for 53rd (80-79-81-240) at the Big Ten Tournament in French Lick, Ind., April 26-28.

O'Doherty closed the regular season by tying for 62nd (91-82-78-251) while playing in the Husker lineup at the SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitational, April 5-7. Her final-round 78 was NU's top individual round of the tournament.

She had played her previous four rounds outside the NU lineup, beginning with her tie for 86th (81-82-83-246) at the Clover Cup in Mesa, Ariz., March 9-10. She added an 82 while playing as an individual in a one-round dual at Kansas on March 20.

O'Doherty opened the spring in NU's lineup with a tie for 78th (80-84-82-246) at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, Feb. 10-12, before managing 71st (83-83-75-241) in the lineup at the Westbrook Spring Invitational in Peoria, Ariz., Feb. 24-25. Her final-round 75 at Westbrook was her top round of the spring and second-best of her career.

O'Doherty played in Nebraska's lineup in all five of NU's 2012 fall tournaments in the No. 5 position. She closed the fall with an 81.53 stroke average, including a career-best 74 in the final round of the fall at the Alamo Invitational on Oct. 30.

She made her first collegiate appearance in Nebraska's season-opening Chip-N Club Invitational, Sept. 10-11 at the Country Club of Lincoln. O'Doherty tied for 42nd in the 84-player field with a three-round score of 246 (82-83-81).

O'Doherty battled to an 87th-place finish in her second tournament at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Wolcott, Colo., Sept. 24-26. She finished with a three-round score of 252 (95-78-79). She bounced back with a career-best 238 (82-79-77) to tie for 64th at the Price's "Give 'Em Five" Invitational in Las Cruces, N.M., Oct. 8-10. 

She added a career-best tie for 41st (80-83-78-241) at the Missouri State/Payne Stewart Memorial in Springfield, Mo., Oct. 15-16. O'Doherty closed her fall campaign by tying for 74th (90-82-74-246) in a talented 15-team field at the Alamo Invitational in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 28-30.

An academic All-Big Ten pick, O'Doherty claimed a place on the WGCA Scholastic All-America team. She was chosen to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2012-13. 

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

High School/Amateur
O'Doherty was a two-time Nebraska Class A state champion at Lincoln East High School. As a senior, she cruised to a nine-stroke win at the 2010 Class A state tournament in Norfolk, despite being sidelined for a month with a torn rib muscle. Her two-day total of 151 came with winds gusting to 35 mph in the final round, when she managed a 76.

As a junior in 2009, O'Doherty helped Lincoln East and Coach Brian Bullington to a third-place finish with a 156 over two rounds in Norfolk. She won the title by eight strokes.

O'Doherty was the runner-up at the Nebraska Girls State Stroke Play tournament at the Wayne Country Club in 2010, when she registered a hole-in-one. She also won the first flight at the Nebraska Girls Match Play Championships in 2010. The 2008 and 2010 Heartland Conference champion, O'Doherty was a three-time Class A all-state pick in golf.

She was also a member of the 2011 Four State Team and the 2010 Nebraska Junior Golf All-Star Team. O'Doherty also earned three letters in swimming, qualifying for the Class A state championships in the 200 freestyle in 2010.

O'Doherty produced better than a 4.0 GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society and Honor Roll.

Personal
The daughter of David O'Doherty and Patty Edwards, Jackie was born Aug. 24, 1993, in Omaha, Neb. She has one younger sister, Elizabeth. Jackie majored in nutrition and health science and claimed her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in August of 2016. She earned a place on the WGCA Scholastic All-America team in 2013. An academic All-Big Ten choice in 2013, O'Doherty was a four-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. She chose Nebraska over Kansas State.

O'Doherty's Career Statistics

  

Year

Rounds

Strokes

Avg.

Low 18

Low 54

2012-13 31 2,529 81.58 74 238

Totals

31

2,529

81.58

74

238

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