Marissa Balish
Marissa Balish
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Allison Park, Pa.
High School: Hampton Talbot

2017-18:Competed in nine events for the Bobcats during the season…In 25 rounds she registered 2,017 strokes for an 80.68 average…Her low round of the season was a 72 that she shot in the first round of the Nittany Lion Invitational…Her best finish of the season was at the Shirley Spork Invitational where she finished tied for 24thplace after finishing with a three-round total of 236 (+20)… Finished the KZoo Classic tied for 28thplace after shooting a three-round total of 251 (+35)… Finished the 2018 MAC Championships in 46thplace after finishing the three-day competition with a total of 250 (+34)…Opened the season at the Redbird Invitational with a three-round total of 237 (+21) to help her finish tied for 30thplace…Finished the Nittany Lion Invitational tied for 29thplace with a three-round score of 226 (+10). 

2016-17: Played on all 11 events for the Bobcats during the 2016-17 season, playing a total of 30 round…During the season she accumulated 2,386 strokes for a 79.53 average…Balish shot a career low round of 71 in the second round of the River Landing Classic on March 9… Her highest finish came at the 2017 MAC Championships where she finished tied for 12th place…At the 2017 MAC Championships, Balish opened the tournament with a 79, but followed that up with a 76 and a 75 on the final day to finish her first MAC Tournament with a total of 230 (+14)…In her first season with the Bobcats, Balish recorded nine top-50 finishes and three Top-20 finishes…Balish finished tied for 16th place at the Silver Lake Shootout on Oct. 24, finishing the competition +21 (165)…Balish also helped the Bobcats to a team victory at the 2017 Dolores Black Falcon Invitational on April 8-9 when she finished the tournament tied for 18th place with a tournament total of 161 (+17). 

Prior to Ohio: Was a member of the Hampton High School Boys Varsity golf team…Named team captain in 2015…Awarded team MVP in 2014 and 2015…Titled the WIPIAL Champion, Regional Champion, and placed third at the State tournament…Was involved in the Future Business Leaders of America organization and was awarded Honor Roll. 

Personal: Daughter of Mark and June Balish…Has one brother, John (Duquesne 2010), and one sister, Amanda (Pitt 2007)…Lists favorite teams as the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers and favorite athletes as Sidney Crosby and Lydia Ko…Hobbies include skiing, golfing, shopping, and traveling.