UHV’s Shake receives national recognition

Heather Shake

University of Houston-Victoria’s Heather Shake was named the NAIA Women’s Golf Player of the Week for the week of March 10-16 on Wednesday.

Shake, a freshman from Pearland, won her first individual title this past week at the Loyola-New Orleans Invitational in Slidell, La., as she lead her Jaguars team to their third team title of the year.

Shake posted rounds of 74-73 for a 3-over 147 to win the tournament by five shots over Mobile’s Heather nail.

“This is great recognition for not only Heather but for our program,” said UHV golf coach Brian Williamson. “She’s definitely deserving of the honor, and puts in the hard work and effort it takes to accomplish this type of recognition.”

The tournament was just Shake’s second collegiate tournament, but her second top-five finish in her college career. She finished fourth in the UHV Claud Jacobs Collegiate Invitational in February where she posted a score of 71-75-146.

At the Loyola tournament she led the field in Par 3 scoring with a 2.88 average, Par 4 scoring (4.25), Par 5 scoring (4.88) and birdies (5). She was second in the field in pars with 25.

She currently has the Jaguars’ lowest 18-hole first round score with her 71 at the Claud Jacobs tournament and has a 73.25 scoring average through two events.

Shake is the first of seven Women’s Golfers of the Week for the 2014 season.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Ashley Walyuchow