Jane

Deeter

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Year: Senior
City/State: Lincoln, Neb.

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • All-Big Eight (T6th, 1979)
  • Four-Time Big Eight Championships Competitor
    (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)
  • 1976 Big Eight Championship Team
  • Nebraska's First Four-Year Letterwinner in Women's Golf
    (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)

Senior (1978-79)
An All-Big Eight performer as a senior for the Huskers, Jane Deeter joins Laurel Smedberg (Cochenet) as the first four-year letterwinners in Nebraska women's golf history. A member of NU's first varsity team in 1975-76, Deeter helped the Huskers capture the first-ever Big Eight women's golf title as a freshman in 1976.

After helping the Huskers to a team title as a freshman, Deeter capped a strong Nebraska career with individual All-Big Eight honors by finishing in a tie for sixth at the Big Eight Championships in Stillwater, Okla. Deeter fired a 79 in the opening round to close with a three-round score of 244.

The Lincoln native opened her senior season with an 84 at the Omaha Invitational, before shooting a 166 in two rounds at the Iowa State Invite. She led the Huskers with an impressive fourth-place individual finish (158) that included a career-best 77 in the second round of the AIAW Region VI Championships in Iowa City. She also tied for fourth at the Kansas Invite with a 171, and ended the fall campaign with a 161 as NU's top finisher at the Mizzou Invitational.

Deeter continued to play well to open the spring, firing a 167 to finish second at the Wichita State Shocker Invitational, before adding a second-place finish with an 85 in one round at the Kansas Invite. Following her tie for sixth at the Big Eight Tournament, Deeter closed her collegiate career with a fourth-place finish (168) at the Minnesota Invitational.

Deeter competed in all 17 rounds and produced a team-best 82.59 stroke average for the Huskers as a senior. Through her final three seasons at Nebraska, Deeter compiled an 84.40 stroke average over 35 rounds. Complete statistics are not available for her freshman season in 1975-76, when she helped the Huskers win the Big Eight team title and qualify for the AIAW National Tournament in East Lansing, Mich.

Junior (1977-78)
In her third season at Nebraska, Deeter continued to be a force with teammate Nan Circo at the top of the Husker lineup. Deeter closed her junior season with an 86.18 stroke average while playing all 11 rounds, trailing only Circo's 82.36 average among the Huskers.

Deeter opened the season strong with a 250 the included a season-best 80 in the first round at the Susie Maxwell Berning All-College Classic in Oklahoma City. She added another 80 in the second round to finish 12th at the AIAW Region VI Championships in Minneapolis.

During the spring season, Deeter opened with a 181 at the Illini Spring Invitational, before shooting a solid 167 (85-82) at the Big Eight Championships on the Pioneers Golf Course in Lincoln. She closed her junior season in tie for fifth (171) at the Minnesota Invitational.

Sophomore (1976-77)
In her second season, Deeter played in all seven rounds for the Huskers, ranking third on the team behind Nan Circo and Sharon Slattery with an 86.00 stroke average. Deeter opened the season with an impressive 163 that included a first-round 78 at the first-ever Susie Maxwell Berning All-College Classic in Oklahoma City. After firing a three-round total of 259 at the Sooner Invitational, she ended the season with a 180 as NU's No. 3 finisher at the Big Eight Championships in Norman, Okla.

Freshman (1975-76)
Deeter was a freshman on Nebraska's first-ever varsity women's golf team under Coach Larry Romjue in 1975-76. Deeter helped Nebraska capture the first-ever Big Eight championship in women's golf, which was held in Columbia, Mo.

The Huskers also finished fourth at the AIAW Region VI Tournament and qualified for the AIAW National Tournament in East Lansing, Mich. At nationals, Deeter helped the Huskers to a 22nd-place finish with a two-round total of 683.

Complete statistics are not available for the 1975-76 season.

Deeter's Career Statistics

Year

Rounds

Strokes

Avg.

Low 18

Low 54

1975-76

-

-

-

-

-

1976-77

7

602

86.00

78

259

1977-78

11

948

86.18

80

250

1978-79

17

1,404

82.59

77

244

Totals

35

2,954

84.40

77

244

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