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Danielle Lemek
Year: Senior
Hometown: Doniphan, Neb.
High School: Doniphan-Trumbull
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Danielle Lemek
Release: 09/09/2014

Honors & Awards

  • 2016, 2015 & 2014 MVC Golfer of the Year
  • 2014 MVC Medalist
  • 2012-13 MVC Newcomer of the Year
  • All-MVC (2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14 & 2012-13)
  • First-Team MVC Scholar-Athlete (2015-16, 2014-15 & 2013-14)
  • MVC Golfer of the Week (04-06-16, 10-28-15, 10-21-15, 04-08-15, 03-25-15, 02-24-15, 11-05-14, 10-01-14, 09-17-14, 04-16-14, 03-26-14, 03-12-14, 02-26-14, 02-12-14, 10-23-13, 10-02-13, 04-10-13, 02-27-13 & 10-10-12)
  • Bradley Alumni B-Club Most Oustanding Female Athlete (2012-13)
  • MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week (04-23-14)
  • Bradley Country Financial Scholar-Athlete of the Week (04-20-16, 09-23-15, 03-25-15, 11-12-14, 09-17-14, 09-10-14, 04-23-14, 04-16-14, 03-26-14 & 10-30-13)
  • Nebraska Amateur Player of the Year (2015 & 2014)
  • MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2014)
  • MVC Honor Roll (2015 & 2014)
  • Bradley AD Honor Roll (Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013 & Spring 2013)

2014-15 (Junior): Named MVC Golfer of the Year for the second straight year to join Drake’s Olivia Lansing (2009 & 2010) as only two-time Golfer of the Year selections in league history … Fourth three-time First-Team All-MVC pick in school history and just the third Brave to earn the honor each of their first three seasons … First-Team MVC Scholar-Athlete for second consecutive year … Her league-best 74.28 season average is second in school history and third lowest in MVC history … Finished in the top 10 in seven of 11 events … Named MVC Golfer of the Week six times in 2014-15 and her 16 career MVC Golfer of the Week selections is second all-time in Valley history behind Illinois State’s Samantha Richdale’s 17 Golfer of the Week honors from 2002-03 through 2005-06 … Collected three medalist titles, including back-to-back top individual honors at the Bearcat Spring Classic and Bradley Invitational … Placed in the top 20 of all 11 outings … Had a school record 32 consecutive sub-80 rounds … Shot a season-best 69 in the second round of the Cardinal Cup and followed it up with another 69 in the final round to claim medalist honors with a three-round total of 213 … Her 27 rounds in the 70’s or better is second behind her own school mark of 28 set in 2012-13 … Had a 73.00 stroke average in the fall … Enters her senior season with the lowest career average in school history at 74.47 … Has a school-record nine career medalist titles, winning three each year … Broke the school mark for career top-10 finishes when she won medalist title at the Bradley Invitational and has finished in the top 10 23 times … Needs eight sub-80 rounds to break the Bradley career record. 

Summer 2014: Defended her title by winning the 2014 Nebraska Women’s Amateur Golf Association’s stroke play title at West Wind Golf Club by a commanding 11 strokes ... Went on to also claim medalist honors at the NWAGA State Amateur Championship at Hidden Valley Golf Club by five shots ... Added her first NWAGA Match Play Championship July 8-10 at Oak Hills Country Club. 

2013-14 (Sophomore): MVC Golfer of the Year … First-Team All-MVC … First-Team MVC Scholar-Athlete … 2014 MVC Medalist … Earned MVC Golfer of the Week honors following seven of 10 tournaments and has a school career record 10 MVC Golfer of the Week awards … Broke the MVC season stroke average record with a school-record 73.61 average … Broke the record for lowest 54-hole total in MVC Championship history with a four-under 212 to win top individual honors by seven strokes … Won a school season record four individual titles in 2013-14 … Posted a school season record nine top-10 finishes and finished in the top 20 in every event … Named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the week of April 23 and was a four-time Bradley Scholar-Athlete of the Week pick in 2013-14 … Third individual in school history to earn All-Valley honors as both a freshman and sophomore … Her team-best 25 rounds in the 70’s or better is the fourth best season total in school history … Fired a school-record low round 66 to wrap up play a the Plantation Inn Intercollegiate … Had a streak of 12 consecutive rounds in the 70’s or better, which tied for the fifth longest in school history … Posted a 71.6 stroke average in the final two tournaments of the year … Opened the MVC Championship with a three-under 69 … Shot a 212 at the Pat Bradley Invitational to conclude the fall schedule, firing the lowest 54-hole total in school history … Matched the 212 in the spring at the MVC Championship.

Summer 2013: Won the 2013 Nebraska Women’s Amateur Golf Association’s stroke play title at Indianhead Golf Club ... Finished third at the NWAGA State Amateur Championship in addition to tying for third at the NWAGA Match Play ... Qualified for the USGA Women's Amateur Championship by winning qualifier at The Deuce at the National Golf Club in Parkville, Mo., with a par-70.

2012-13 (Freshman): Named MVC Newcomer of the Year and earned First-Team All-MVC honors ... Led the Missouri Valley Conference with a school record 75.42 season stroke average ... Also broke the Bradley season record for rounds in the 70’s with 28 sub-80 rounds ... Three-time MVC Golfer of the Week selection ... Tied the BU season mark for top-10 finishes, placing in the top 10 in seven of 11 tournaments ... Claimed individual medalist honors at three tournaments, tying the Bradley season mark for individual wins by Meaghan LeBlanc in 2005-06 ... Her three medalist titles are just one from matching the Bradley career record ... Was Bradley’s top performer in 10 of 12 events ... Tied for sixth in her first collegiate tournament at the Redbird Invitational ... Won the individual medalist title at the Butler Fall Invitational, helping Bradley to a second-place finish ... Wrapped up the fall season with a tie for third at the Pat Bradley Invitational and had a 74.79 average in the fall ... Was medalist at the Islander Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas to open the spring season ... Fired a season-best 71 in a dual vs. Jacksonville at the World Golf Village ... Also won the individual title at the Bradley Invitational ... Tied for second at the MVC Championship for the highest finish by a BU player since 2007.

Summer 2012: Won the Nebraska Junior PGA Championship in Lincoln, Neb. ... Is the first four-time winner of the Nebraska Girls' Match Play Championship ... Also won four consecutive Nebraska Girls' Amateur Championships ... Qualified for the 2012 Optimist International Junior Golf Championship.

High School: The second four-time Class C state individual champion in Nebraska history, Lemek won all but one of her high school tournaments during her four-year prep career ... Posted a 70.1 stroke average as a senior ... Fired rounds of 77 and a state championship record 67 in the final round of her high school career to win her fourth straight state individual title ... Won the ArborLinks event of the PGA Junior Series in 2011, qualifying for both the PGA Junior Championship and US Junior Girls Championship ... Also lettered in swimming

Personal: The daughter of Scott and Lisa Lemek, Danielle was born in Portsmouth, Va. ... Has a younger sister: Brandi (17) ... Majoring in marketing ... Her father Scott played football at Hastings College.

Career Stats

Season Rounds Strokes Average Titles Top 10 Top 20 70's Low
2012-13 31 2338 75.42 3* 7 1 28* 71
2013-14 28 2061 73.61* 3* 9* 1 25 66*
2014-15 29 2154 74.28 3* 7 4 27  69
2015-16 32* 2371 74.09 1 8 4 31 70
Total 120* 8924 74.37* 10* 31* 10 111* 66*


Asterisk indicates school record

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