Katlyn Shutt
Katlyn Shutt
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Dover, Ohio
High School: Dover
Major: Pre-Pharmacy

2018-19 (Junior): Participated in five tournaments and 11 rounds during the fall season…earned two top-five finishes…averaged a team-best 74.2 strokes per round…earned medalist honors and led YSU to victory at the Roseann Schwartz Invitational with a two-round 132 (68-64)…finished 12 under par and won the event by 12 strokes…eight-under-par 64 broke Allison Mitzel's record of 67 for the lowest individual round in school history…historic round featured five birdies and two eagles…came after she broke the program record for lowest round in relation to par with a four-under 68 the day prior…two-round 132 set a new school mark for lowest 36-hole performance…broke the previous record of 140 set by Aislynn Merling in 2015…finished third in YSU's win at the Dayton Fall Invitational with a two-round 143 (73-70)…two-round 143 tied for the fourth-lowest 36-hole score in school history…even-par 70 is tied for the fifth-lowest 18-hole score at YSU…three-round 228 (79-76-73) at the Nittany Lion Invitational is tied for the sixth-lowest 54-hole mark by a Penguin…now holds the lowest 18-hole, 36-hole and 54-hole performances in program history.

2017-18 (Sophomore): Participated in five tournaments and 10 rounds after missing the entire fall slate due to injury...averaged a team-best 78.6 strokes per round...named Horizon League Golfer of the Week on April 18...returned in the spring to earn two top-10 finishes and another in the top 15...was YSU's top finisher in each of its final three events...finished tied for first with a single-round score of 74 at the Sand Ridge Shootout...shared medalist honors with teammate Megan Creager...earned a team-best eighth-place finish at the Horizon League Championships with a three-round 236 (76-87-73)...third-round 73 was her low round of the season...was YSU's top finisher at the league meet for the second straight season...finished tied for 15th at Seminole State Spring Break with a two-round 161 (83-78)...posted a two-round total of 158 (80-78) at the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational...earned her second letter.

2016-17 (Freshman): Participated in 10 tournaments and 23 rounds...averaged 77.6 strokes per round...took medalist honors at the Horizon League Championships with a three round score of 217 (73-71-73)...three-round total set a Horizon League Championships and YSU record...finished tied for 10th at the YSU Kickoff with a two-round score of 155 (73-82)...finished tied for 22nd at the NKU Fall Classic with a three-round score of 237 (79-83-75)...tied for ninth at the OU Golden Grizzlies Invitational with a two-round score of 163 (79-84)...finished tied for 10th at the Roseann Schwartz Invitational with a two-round score of 158 (77-81)...tied for sixth at the YSU Spring Kickoff with a single round score of 77...finished 12th at the Navy Spring Invitational with a two-round score of 161 (83-78)...earned her first letter.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a first-team Division I All-Ohio selection as a senior...carded a two-round 151 (78-73) in first appearance at the Division I state meet...was named the Eastern District Player of the Year after averaging 75.1 strokes per round in the fall...finished fourth at the Division II Ohio Championships as junior with a two-round 148 (73-75)...Dover won the state championship by nine shots over Cortland Lakeview in 2014...as a sophomore, tied for seventh with a 155 (77-78) as Dover finished second in the team race...was a four-year letterwinner and three-time all-state honoree...coach was Eric Adams.

PERSONAL: Parents are Marcina and Wayne Shutt...her sister, Courtney, was a member of the YSU women's golf team from 2014-2018...major is pre-pharmacy...is the 2018-19 recipient of the Mincey Family Scholarship.

More about Katlyn:

Why I chose YSU: I chose YSU because of how connected the team was and how connected the athletes were as a whole. It doesn’t get any better than having teammates that will be your friends for a lifetime.

The best thing about Coach Miklos is: He cares about his players as if they are his own daughters. He will go above and beyond for you and it truthfully means the world knowing I have a coach that would go to the ends of the earth to make sure we’re all healthy and happy.

The best thing about being a Penguin golfer: The experience itself. Only a handful of people ever get to experience being a college athlete, let alone a Division I athlete. We get to experience so many things and although it is a huge commitment, I wouldn’t change it for the world.

The best thing about going to school at YSU is: The professors care about you as a person, the campus is beautiful, the football games are phenomenal and everyone is so friendly that it just feels like home.

At 150 yards, I pull out my: 7 iron.

My favorite club in my bag is my: Driver. Nothing feels better than the first drive, straight down the middle, to set off a powerful and confident round.

My favorite golf course: Tobacco Road Golf Club (Sanford, North Carolina). We played this on Spring Break my freshman year and it was the most unique course I have ever played and definitely made a big impact on my top five favorite courses.

My favorite golfer: Danielle Kang

My golf superstitions/rituals are: Hairstyle. If I play well the first day, my hairstyle stays the same (bun, ponytail, braid). If I don’t play well, I switch it up.

Person I would love to play a round of golf with: Dustin Johnson, just to watch in person how far he hits it.

My greatest sports moment: When we were playing a tournament in North Carolina, I eagled from about 50 yards out and when I came in from my round I found out that my sister, who was playing directly behind me, had eagled the same hole from almost the same exact spot.

Best career competitive round: 71 on the second day of the Horizon League Championships. It also ended up being my career low tournament as well which is 1+ for three rounds.

Hobbies: Sleeping 

Post-college plans/ambitions: Move south or west and become a teaching pro or a pharmacist for a big hospital.