By Steven Bartolotta, April 13, 2011, 11:33 a.m.
Another week, another record breaking performance for the women's golf team. After the second place performance at Baylor this week, the Mean Green climbed into the top-50 rankings nationally for the first time in school history.
North Texas is ranked No. 47 in the newest batch of rankings released by Golfstat this morning, the highest ranking in the program's history.
Head coach Jeff Mitchell has led this team to amazing results this season. North Texas has not finished outta the top-5 in a single event this season. Considering the following list of accomplishments:
3 - rounds in the 60's this year.
4 - number of victories this season. A school record.
9 - tournaments competed in this year, and NT has finished in the top-5 in all of them.
47 - ranking in the nation, the highest in school history.
67 - score shot by Chaslyn Chrismer this year, which is the second lowest round in school history.
284 - the lowest team round in school history.
There is one number that still has to be fixed. That's the big one. 0 number of Sun Belt Conference Championships. 0 number of conference championships ever. Really? I was suprised too, normally you could find a random title somewhere along the way, but not with this program.
This team has a lot of work to do as Mitchell told me, but they enter the tournament championship playing the best golf in school history.
The tournament will be a close one as three teams are separated by the narrowest of margins. Denver is ranked No. 44, FIU No. 45, and North Texas No. 47.
It will be anyone's tournament, but in a season firsts and records, North Texas is poised to continue the climb.