Golf (W)

Rikki Sobel
Year: Senior
Hometown: Deerfield, Ill.
High School: Deerfield H.S.
Experience: High School
Rikki Sobel
Courtesy: Bradley University
Release: 05/07/2008

Honors & Awards

2008 Watonga Award 

First-Team All-MVC: 2006-07 & 2005-06

First-Team MVC Scholar-Athlete: 2006-07

2006-07: Earned All-Missouri Valley Conference honors for the second consecutive year, making her the sixth two-time all-conference pick in program history ... Also earned first-team MVC Scholar-Athlete honors ... Ranked second on the team with a 78.2 stroke average and was second with 15 rounds in the 70’s ... Third on the squad with three top 10 finishes and also had two top 20 showings ... Finished second at the 2007 State Farm MVC Championship, three shots behind teammate Bari-Lynn Erais ... Opened the year, tying for eighth place at the Western Illinois Fall Invitational (79-78=157) ... Shot 75 in the first round of the Huskie Classic but withdrew from the second round in observance of a religious holiday ... Tied Erais for sixth at the shortened IPFW Fall Classic, shooting a 76 ... Placed 13th at the Diablo Grande Intercollegiate ... Shot a career-low 72 in the final round of the MVC Championship.

2005-06: Ranked third on the team with a 79.7 stroke average ... Was third on the team with 14 rounds in the 70’s and posted two top 10 finishes ... Placed in the top 20 in four other events ... Earned All-Missouri Valley Conference honors finishing sixth at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championship ... Joined sister Carly Sobel (2004) as an All-MVC selection, giving Bradley the first sister combination to earn All-Valley honors ... Birdied the 18th hole in the final round of the Valley Championship to seal the Braves two-stroke victory over Illinois State ... Finished 10th at the Cincinnati Fall Classic, helping Bradley to a second-place finish ... Placed in the top 20 at both the Northern Illinois Snowbird and Saluki Invitational, helping Bradley to team titles at both events ... Also finished tied for 15th at the Payne Stewart Memorial where the Braves finished third overall.

2004-05: Ranked fourth on the team with an 81.2 stroke average ... Broke the school record for rounds in the 70’s by a freshman with nine ... Finished in the top 20 four times as a freshman ... Had a solid debut shooting 79 in each of the three rounds at the Notre Dame Invitational to tie for 29th place ... Tied for 18th place at the Illinois State Redbird Classic, shooting 239 (77-82-80) ... Followed that with a 20th place showing at the Chip-N Club Invite (249 - 81-83-85) ... Finished the year strong, placing in the top 15 in each of her last two tournaments ... Tied for 13th at the Illini Spring Classic (80-78) ... Fired a pair of season-lows at the State Farm MVC Tournament, tying for 15th place after shooting 239 (77-85-77).

Personal: The daughter of Anthony and Karen Sobel, Rikki is the younger sister of former Bradley women’s golfer Carly ... Also has an older sister Teri ... Majoring in business management and administration ... Member of the Braves’ Council, the student-athlete advisory committee ... Named to the Bradley Athletic Director’s Honor Roll each of her six semesters at Bradley. 

Season                    Rounds          Strokes          Average            Titles              Top 10            Top 20               70’s         Low

2004-05                         26                  2111                 81.2                   0                      0                      4                      9             77

2005-06                         30                  2391                 79.7                   0                      2                      4                     14            74

2006-07                         20                  1563                 78.2                   0                      3                      2                     15            72

Totals                           76                  6065                 79.8                   0                      5                     10                    38            72



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