Women's Golf

Liz Ecker
Liz Ecker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Delray Beach, Fla.

High School:
Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Central

Height:
5-6

Major:
Business Administration



09/28/2014

NICHOLS WINS GOLDEN GRIZZLIES INVITATIONAL TITLE

Elle Nichols earns medalist honors for Oakland first time since 2011

07/10/2012

OU's Ecker, Gerber and Kovac Selected to NGCA All-American Scholar Team

Ecker and Gerber earn their third honor, while Kovac is a two-time honoree.

06/21/2012

Oakland Places 150 Student-Athletes on the Summit League Commissioner's List

Women's swimming and diving won the Team Academic Achievement award for the second straight year.

06/15/2012

Oakland Leads in Academic All-Summit League Selections

The Golden Grizzlies led the league for a fourth consecutive semester

04/24/2012

Oakland Finishes Tied for Seventh at Summit League Championships

Liz Ecker finished with the fourth-best conference championship score in school history.

04/10/2012

Oakland Wins Detroit Titans Invitational

Golden Grizzlies defeated the Titans by 4 shots.

10/08/2011

Opening Round of Detroit Titans Fall Classic

Oakland's Liz Ecker shot 5-under-par to help OU take the lead at the Detroit Titans Fall Classic on Oct. 8, 2011.

07/15/2009

93rd Michigan Women's Amateur

Oakland golfers advance

04/21/2009

Day Two of Summit League Women's Golf Championship

Oral Roberts claims 12th straight title, Oakland finishes third

OVERVIEW: Elected team captain in final three seasons ... Three-time All-Summit League performer ... Tallied a pair of top-five finishes at The Summit League Championship (2009, '10) ... Ranks first all-time in school history with career stroke average of 79.05 ... Won first collegiate tournament at the OU Challenge with her first-ever round under par, 71 (-1) ... Captured second tournament title in fall of 2011 at Detroit Titans Fall Classic, breaking school records in low 18-hole score (68/-5) and 36-hole score (140/-6) ... Set season records in 2011-12 with 12 events played, 30 rounds played and low round (68) ... Holds the school record with three rounds under par.

2011-12 HIGHLIGHTS
▪ Broke the single-season school record with 12 events played and 30 rounds played
▪ Led the team with a 77.57 stroke average, 8th in The Summit League
▪ Tallied a team-best 7 top-10 finishes
▪ Won the Detroit Titans Fall Classic (Oct. 8-9) with a school record score of 140 (-6)
▪ Shot a school record 68 (-5) in Round 1, which was the second lowest round in the league
▪ Finished T8 at the league tournament with an overall score of 227 (+11)
▪ That score ranks 4th-best in program history at the league championship and matches her career-best for 54 holes
▪ Ended the season with three consecutive top-10 finishes
▪ Carded a 2-under-par score of 70 in Round 1 of the league championship, which ranks as the lowest round posted in a league tournament
▪ First player in school history to post consecutive rounds of under par
▪ Set a new school record with three sub-par rounds in a season

2010-11 HIGHLIGHTS
▪ Garnered All-Summit League second team honors
▪ Finished sixth in the league with a stroke average of 77.37
▪ Her season stroke average is second all-time in school history
▪ 21 of 27 rounds were in the 70s
▪ Tallied four top-10 finishes
▪ Won first-ever tournament at the OU Challenge (Sept. 15) with a score of 146 (+2)
▪ The opening round of the tournament was a career-low 1-under-par 71 and her 36-hole score set a new school record
▪ Posted a career-best 54-hole score of 227 (+11) at the FIU Pat Bradley Invitational (Oct. 31-Nov. 2)
▪ Finished 12th at The Summit League Championship (April 18-19) with an overall score of 235 (+22)

2010 SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS
▪ Won first tournament of the summer at Firestone Country Club (May 30-31) with a career-low 5-under-par 65 in the opening round, finishing at 2-over-par 142

2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS
▪ Was the only player to compete in all nine tournaments
▪ Named All-Summit League second team
▪ Posted league's sixth-best scoring average at 78.4
▪ Finished tie for third at The Summit League Championship (April 19-20) with a 19-over-par score of 232 (77-78-77)
▪ Earned all-tournament honors for her top-five finish in second consecutive season at league tournament
▪ Had two top-10 finishes for the Golden Grizzlies
▪ 18 of her 26 rounds were in the 70s
▪ Shot career-best 226 in back-to-back tournaments at Jackrabbit Invitational (March 15-16) and Tina Barrett Invitational (April 5-6)
▪ Carded a career-low 2-over-par score of 74 in the second round of Tina Barrett Invitational

2009 SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS
▪ Advanced to match play at Michigan Women's Amateur (88-77)
▪ Finished T-46 at Michigan PGA Women's Open (82-74-76/+16)

2008-09 HIGHLIGHTS
▪ Earned All-Summit League first team honors
▪ Finished in a tie for fourth place at Summit League Championship (April 20-21) with an overall score of 16-over-par 160 (79-81) at Katke-Cousins Golf Course
▪ Ranked third on the team with a scoring average of 84.3
▪ Carded a season-low round of 78 in a dual match versus Detroit (April 10)
▪ Had a pair of top-20 finishes and one top-10 finish
▪ Top three-round score of 256 (+40) came at the Hawkeye Invitational (Oct. 4-5)

TOP ATHLETIC PERFORMANCES
▪ Capturing medalist honors at GAM Junior Amateur with an overall score of 153 (78-75)

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
▪ Two-time NGCA All-American Scholar Athlete (2009, '11)
▪ Three-time Academic All-Summit League selection (2009-11)
▪ Headmaster's List from 2004-06 in high school

2008 SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS
▪ Earned medalist honors at Michigan Girls Junior State Amateur with scores of 78 and 75
▪ Finished runner-up after falling to Bucknell's Minjoo Lee (Clarkston) 5 & 3 in championship

HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS
▪ Three-year letterwinner in golf under coaches Barbara Mizrahie (Saint Andrew's School/Boca Raton, Fla.) and Barry Shanley (Kalamazoo Hackett)
▪ Garnered all-state honors as a senior
▪ Tallied an eighth-place finish at the MHSAA Division III State Tournament with rounds of 78 and 86
▪ Helped team finish ninth at the state championship
▪Tabbed team's Player of the Year as a senior
▪ Was a two-time captain for the Saint Andrew's School golf team
▪ Guided team to a pair of regional championships as a sophomore and junior
▪ Qualified for the FHSAA state tournament as a junior, tallying a 40th-place finish with scores of 81 and 85

PERSONAL
Full Name: Elizabeth Deborah Ecker
Birthdate: September 7, 1989
Parents: Jerome and Deborah Ecker
Hobbies: Enjoys going to the beach, watching movies and shopping

Collegiate Tournament Results

2008-09
T45/75 Wolverine Invitational (+21) 81
T61/74 Cardinal Classic (+21) 84-81 - 165
T45/72 Zippy Invitational (+41) 89-88-80 - 257
77/87 Hawkeye Invitational (+40) 84-82-90 - 256
T11/56 UD Fall Invitational (+23) 85-86 - 171
T39/67 Tina Barrett Longwood Invitational (+39) 89-87-88 - 264
T17/57 Lady Moc Intercollegiate (+13) 85
2/12 Detroit Dual Match (+6) 78
T21/37 BGSU Falcon Invitational (+26) 89-81 - 170
T4/50 The Summit League Championship (+16) 79-81 - 160
2009-10
T44/91 Mary Fossum Invitational (+18) 81-77-76 - 234
T35/91 Cardinal Classic (+12) 75-81 - 156
T21/81 Cincinnati Fall Classic (+22) 81-79-78 - 238
T34/92 Duramed MAC Preview (+25) 77-81-83 - 241
T45/75 Hawkeye Invitational (+27) 83-82-78 - 243
T27/93 Jackrabbit Invitational (+13) 75-78-76 - 229
T7/44 Tina Barrett Invitational (+13) 77-74-78 - 229
T56/90 Indiana Invitational (+21) 80-78-79 - 237
T3/50 The Summit League Championship (+19) 77-78-77 - 232
2010-11
T9/81 Bucknell Invitational (+19) 77-75-77 - 229
1/14 OU Challenge (+2) 71-75 - 146
T17/80 Cardinal Classic (+8) 77-75 - 152
T3/71 Zippy Invitational (+16) 81-75-76 - 232
T24/81 FIU Pat Bradley Invitational (+11) 78-72-77 - 227
T21/81 Jackrabbit Invitational (+17) 75-76-79 - 230
T59/120 UC Spring Invitational (+21) 77-79-81 - 237
T51/86 Indiana Invitational (+18) 84-78 - 162
3/36 Detroit Titans Invitational (+23) 82-82-75 - 239
12/50 The Summit League Championship (+22) 85-75-75 - 235
2011-12
T26/98 Redbird Invitational (+22) 79-78-81 - 238
T18/66 Mary Fossum Invitational (+15) 74-74-83 - 231
7/61 Cleveland State Invitational (+8) 77-77 - 154
1/30 Detroit Titans Fall Classic (-6) 68-72 - 140
T10/77 UD Fall Invitational (+16) 79-77 - 156
T20/70 Folino Invitational (+21) 82-72-80 - 234
T58/116 Red Rocks Invitational (+21) 81-84 - 165
T9/78 Jackrabbit Invitational (+18) 82-74-78 - 234
T25/102 UC Spring Invitational (+15) 75-78-78 - 231
T2/19 Detroit Titans Invitational (+17) 78-83 - 161
6/74 Dolores Black Falcon Invitational (+12) 73-83 - 156
T8/50 The Summit League Championship (+11) 70-81-76 - 227

Career Statistics

Season Rounds T10 T20 Win-Loss Strokes Avg. Lo Par/< 60s
2008-09 20 1 2 265-312 1,687 84.35 78 - -
2009-10 26 1 2 435-263 2,039 78.42 74 - -
2010-11 27 4 6 500-190 2,089 77.37 71 2 -
2011-12 30* 7 9 651-178 2,327 77.57 68* 4* 1
Total 103 13 19 1851-943 8,142 79.05 68 6 1

* = School Record

Low round: 68, Detroit Titans Fall Classic, Round 1 (-5), 2011
Low 36-hole tournament score: 140, Detroit Titans Fall Classic (-6), 2011
Low 54-hole tournament score: 227 (2 times), Last at The Summit League Championship (+11), 2012
Best finish: 1 (2 times), Last at Detroit Titans Fall Classic (-6), 2011

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