Despite the disappointment of a disqualification,
University of Houston-Victoria freshman Heather Shake still made an impact at
the NAIA Women’s Golf National Championships when she was named the recipient
of the tournament’s Character Act Award.
Shake posted an opening-round 78 at the tournament last
week, but was later disqualified for the use of a non-conforming club. She was
one of seven players disqualified in the tournament. But her handling of the
disappointment proved inspiring when she was selected for the award.
Shake when on to play two more rounds in the tournament
posting rounds of 81-80 in her first-ever trip to the national championships.
The honor was just part a special spring season for the
freshman competing on the collegiate level for the first time.
She won three individual titles and finished in the
top-five in five of the six events she played in. She record individual wins at
the Loyola New Orleans Invitational, the Association of Independent
Institutions Conference Championships and the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf