Wells, Purdue Calumet Men Stand Second After Day 1 of Lalaeff Invite
Freshman Ryan Wells carded a first-round 76 to lead the Purdue University Calumet men’s golf team on Day 1 of the Mike Lalaeff Invitational at Lost Marsh Golf Course Monday.
Wells (St. John, Ind./Lake Central) stood second overall in the individual standings just behind leader Matt Winkelman of Olivet Nazarene, who shot a 75 to lead the field of 27. The Peregrines recorded a team round of 321 to also stand in runner-up position behind the Tigers, who shot a 314 to lead the field after 18 holes.
Purdue Calumet senior Tim Talley (Portage, Ind./Portage) shot a 79 to stand tied for fifth overall and junior Patrick Mudd (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) finished Day 1 with an 82 (tied for eighth) to round out the Peregrines’ top 3.
Robert Morris Illinois stood in third place with a 338, Calumet College of St. Joseph was third (339) and Purdue Calumet’s ‘B’ team was fifth (357) to round out the team competition.
The teams will return to action beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Lost Marsh.
Team scores — 1. Olivet Nazarene 314; 2. Purdue Calumet A 321; 3. Robert Morris 338; 4. Calumet College 339; 5. Purdue Calumet B 357.
PURDUE CALUMET A (321)— 2. Ryan Wells, 76; t-5. Tim Talley, 79; t-8. Patrick Mudd 82; t-12. Joshua Jackowski, 84; t-14. Leo Govert, 86.
PURDUE CALUMET B (357) — t-14. Paul Shane, 86; 19. Brad Bobrowski, 89; t-22. Evan Sylvester, 91; t-22. Michael Goodman, 91.
Purdue Calumet's Jennifer Madgiak Elevated to Associate AD, SWA
Jennifer Madgiak has been promoted to the position of Associate Athletic Director for Academic Services and Senior Woman’s Administrator, as announced by Purdue University Calumet Director of Athletics Rick Costello.
“I am excited to expand Jen’s current responsibilities into the essential role of Senior Woman’s Administrator position,” Costello said. “Jen has shown tremendous leadership for our student-athletes in regards to their academic and personal successes, displayed an amazing work ethic, wonderful organizational skills and I am confident that she will continue to excel in her new role in our department.”
Madgiak, who previously served as the Coordinator for the Student-Athlete Academic Support Program since joining the Peregrines’ athletic department in March 2014, took on her new role in August. Her new duties as Senior Woman’s Administrator include assisting the athletic director to ensure compliance with gender equity and Title IX guidelines, as well as monitoring areas of gender, diversity, and student well-being.
Additional duties include directing student-athlete welfare, leadership development, sport supervision and department-wide educational programming.
Madgiak’s new role is coupled with her existing duties in the academic realm, where she advises over 200 student athletes,aids in transitioning student-athletes from their previous school to Purdue Calumet — and later to their career or graduate school path — through workshops, serves as the liaison between student-athletes and professors, assists with class registration. She also oversees the Purdue Calumet Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and serves as the department’s coordinator for community service projects.
“First, I want to thank Chancellor Keon and Athletic Director Rick Costello for their leadership and vision for the Athletics Department,” Madgiak said. “I am excited for the new challenges that this expanded role will bring in continuing the commitment to academic excellence, as well as working more closely with staff in an administrative role. One of the main things I talk to current and prospective student-athletes about is the opportunities that Purdue Calumet has to offer.”
The Dyer, Ind., native received her master’s degree in sports management from Illinois State in 2011. She earned her bachelor’s degree in history education from Western Illinois, where she was a standout swimmer for the Leathernecks, including a Second Team All-Summit League nod in 2007, the same year she helped set a school record in the 200 free relay.