Michelle Riber Wins NEC Golfer of the Week

Oct. 22, 2009

FAIRFIELD, CT - Sophomore Michelle Riber (Stockholm, Sweden) was named the Northeast Conference Women's Golfer of Week on Wednesday. Riber was the Pioneers top golfer finishing fifth at the Sacred Heart Fall Classic on Monday.

The sophomore shot an 80 on her opening 18-holes and an 82 on the second 18 for a 162 as SHU finished third as a team at their event. Due to rain, the event was moved to Monday where all 36-holes were contested. Riber was one stroke off the third-place finisher and six strokes off the lead on the Pioneers par-72, 5,922-yard home course.

It was Riber's first top-five finish of the season and her third top-10 finish. This is also her first NEC Golfer of the Week award for the 2009-10 season. Her freshman sister, Gabriella, was the winner last week.