2012-2013: Competed in 12 events for the Crusaders as a senior ... posted a team-best 74.7 stroke average ... started the season strong by shooting an opening round 69 at the Battle of the Tetons ... went on to finish second with a 54-hole score of 213 (-3) ... set a school record for best 36-hole score (145) and finished second at the Purdue Midwest Shootout ... tied for fourth with a 54-hole score of 220 (+4) at the John Piper Intercollegiate ... finished 10th at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate (231) ... tied for fourth at the CSU Cougar Classic with a 36-hole score of 147 (+3) ... tied for third at the Bradley Invitational with a 54-hole score of 222 (+6) ... placed 14th at the Detroit Titans Invitational (222) ... tied for 12th at Horizon League Championship (226) ... selected to the all-Horizon League squad.
2011-2012: Competed in seven events as a junior ... finished with a 76.3 stroke average, the third best among Crusaders ... posted a 54-hole score of 230 and finished tied for 16th at the Horizon League Championships ... played in three tournaments during the fall ... finished second on the team with a 73.9 fall stroke average ... shot a season-low 70 in the final round of the Butler Fall Invitational ... led Valpo, and tied for 13th overall, at the Dayton Fall Invitational with a 36-hole total of 148 (+6) ... posted a 54-hole season-best of 219 (+9) at Butler.
Summer 2011: Qualified for the 2011 U.S. Public Links Championship in Bandon, Ore. ... finished tied for 40th at the Wisconsin State Amateur Championship.
2010-2011: Competed in six tournaments during sophomore campaign ... tied for second in a triangular match with Chicago State and Green Bay ... shot a season low round of one-over par 72 in the triangular match ... best 36-hole event of the season was the John Piper Intercollegiate at Bowling Green (152) ... fired a season-low 54-hole total at the Butler Fall Invitational (224) ... first nine rounds of the fall were all 76 or lower ... finished the season with a 77.2 stroke average ... named to the Horizon League’s Fall and Spring Academic Honor Rolls ... earned Valparaiso University Student-Athlete Presidential Academic honors.
2009-2010: Competed in 11 events for the Crusaders as a rookie ... finished second on the team in scoring average at 77.2 ... made collegiate debut at the Saint Joseph’s College Invitational ... shot a school-best round of three-under par 67 in the final round of the Big Blue Intercollegiate hosted by Tennessee State ... carded a 73 in the final round of the BGSU John Piper Invitational ... won the dual match with Chicago State, shooting 76 ... tied for sixth at the Saint Joseph’s tournament, shooting 150 (76-74), a two-round tournament best ... carded 225 (+9) to finish as the team’s top finisher at Bowling Green ... shot a season-low 214 (+4) for three rounds at Tennessee State.
Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Badgers ... Southern Lakes Conference Player of the Year as a senior ... a two-time First Team All-SLC selection after earning Second Team All-Conference honors twice ... a Second Team All-State selection in Wisconsin in 2009 ... a two-time state qualifier ... team Most Valuable Player three times ... twice earned team’s Most Dedicated Player award ... led team to a third place finish in the state as a senior ... team won Southern Lakes Conference, regional, and sectional championships in 2009 ... team won conference title and sectional championship in 2008 ... led school to an 11th place finish as a junior ... also lettered in football and basketball.
Personal: Austin is the son of Jim and Jeri Gaugert ... majors are marketing and sports management ... born March 9, 1991.