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Women’s Golf Celebrates 2021-22 Season With Awards Banquet

Apr 26, 2022
CU head coach Anne Kelly (center) with seniors Alisha Lau (left) and Diane Baillieux (right)

BOULDER — University of Colorado women's golf head coach Anne Kelly announced the team's 2021-22 awards Sunday as the Buffaloes celebrated their season at the Champions Center.
Sophomore Hailey Schalk was named Most Valuable Player and Most Improved. Redshirt freshman Lauren Gooding took home the Outstanding Academic Achievement award.
Schalk led Colorado in stroke average at 74.7. She was Colorado's low scorer in the final five events of the season, highlighted by a ninth place showing at the Silverado Showdown, her first career Top 10 finish. She shot even-par, 216 at Silverado, matching her career-best 54-hole score, initially recorded at the PING/ASU Invitational.
Schalk's 74.0 stroke average in 21 spring rounds was nearly three strokes better than her 18 rounds as a freshman in 2020-21. She shot 2-over par or better in her last 12 rounds of the season.
Gooding, a native of London, England, was honored for her academic improvement over the last year. A two-time AD's Honor Roll recipient, she earned a 3.68 GPA in the fall and is on track for her best semester this spring. Gooding is majoring in Strategic Communication/Advertising with a minor in Sports Media.
On the course, Gooding had the team's best individual tournament finish of the season, tying for third at the GolfWeek Challenge in Wolcott, Colo., in September, shooting 3-under over 36 holes (141).
In addition to team awards, the Buffaloes took time to honor outgoing graduates Alisha Lau and Diane Baillieux.
Lau, a native of Richmond, B.C., averaged 75.8 strokes over 76 career rounds for the Buffaloes between 2017-21 with five Top 20 finishes and one in the Top 10, tying for ninth at The Molly during the 2019-20 fall season. She was unable to compete in 2021-22 with a wrist injury. Lau graduated in May 2021 with her bachelor's degree in Strategic Communication/Media Design and has been taking courses this year toward an Art Practices Major. She is a two-time member of the Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll and a two-time WGCA All-American Scholar.
Baillieux, a native of Dongelberg, Belgium, joined the Buffaloes for the 2021-22 season as a graduate transfer from Baylor. Baillieux averaged 75.3 strokes in 31 rounds for the Buffaloes this season, recording two Top 20 finishes, including a tie for 10th at the Illini Women's Invitational where she shot a season-best 4-under par, 212.  She had Colorado's low round of the season, shooting 5-under par, 67, at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invite in Albuquerque, N.M., to open the season in September.
Baillieux is scheduled to graduate in May with her master of science in Finance.
Another senior, Malak Bouraeda, is expected to return for a final season in 2022-23.