Bullet Shot: Athlete of the Week

By Claire Healey, Staff Writer

Sophomore Samantha Sessa won the Gettysburg Invitational last week with an impressive score of 79.

Sophomore Samantha Sessa won the Gettysburg Invitational last week with an impressive score of 79.

Sophomore Samantha Sessa has been an all-star performer for the Gettysburg College women’s golf team ever since her debut in the fall of 2014. Sessa had big shoes to fill two falls ago, after Kara McNulty graduated, and she has not disappointed.

Sessa won the Gettysburg College Invitational last weekend and did so with an impressive score of 79, also the only 70 of the tournament. She leads a very impressive Gettysburg team, but continues to shine bright for the Bullets. It was her tenth victory as a Bullet, which puts her in second place on Gettysburg’s all time win list. She also tied McNulty’s record of eight rounds in the 70’s.

This victory led her to be named the Centennial Conference player of the week for the sixth time in her career. She has four individual titles this season, with the conference low average score of 79.9, which will set the stage for a competitive Centennial Conference championships.

Sessa has been a consistent, all-around player for Gettysburg, which has a well-rounded and incredibly competitive team overall.

“Our team is so supportive and that was definitely the key to my success as well as our team’s success. Golf is such a mental sport, so having positive teammates with all good relationships only betters your game,” said Sessa.

As Gettysburg can only play five players per tournament, coach Susan Konstalid has some tough decisions to make going into conferences, but her team will be heavily favored to win the title for the sixth consecutive year thanks to the amazing efforts of Samantha Sessa.

Congrats to Sessa for being this week’s “Bullet of the Week” for her amazing performance so far this season!

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Author: Claire Healey

Claire Healey '18 is a sociology major with a minor in education. She is currently the editor of the sports section and has been a staff writer for the sports section since her freshman year. She is a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and has served on their executive board for two years. She also volunteers with the Challah for Hunger organization on campus.

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