Bauer Named Team Captain for 2011-12 Season
Meagan Bauer

Sept. 12, 2011

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan women's golf head coach Cheryl Stacy announced today (Monday, Sept. 12) that senior Meagan Bauer (Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc) will serve as the Wolverines team captain for the 2011-12 season. It marks the second straight season Bauer will serve as captain; she was a co-captain in 2010-11.

"Being named captain of the women's golf team is a huge honor for me," said Bauer. "I am very fortunate just to be a part of this program, and to have the opportunity to lead our team to the next level is something I take very seriously. We have a team of girls who are very excited and motivated, so it is my responsibility to communicate and uphold the values of Michigan excellence. We have many goals set this season, and I am appreciative of this opportunity to help us reach them."

Bauer, who is enrolled in the School of Nursing, has been a mainstay in the lineup for the last three years and has started 26 of 27 career events. She carries a career stroke average of 77.31 per round, ranking her among the school's all-time top five.

Last season she led U-M with a career-best 76.24 scoring average, posted four top-20 finishes and tied her career low round with a one-under 69 in the second round of the 2010 Challenge at Onion Creek (Nov. 1-2). She was named the team's Sportswoman of the Year and earned the Low Stroke Average Award as well as U-M's Leadership Award. Bauer is a three-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award recipient and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

Bauer and the rest of the Wolverines will tee off for the first time this season when they head to East Lansing, Mich., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18, for the Mary Fossum Invitational at Michigan State's Forest Akers West Course.

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423