Alabama claims the 2012 Women's Golf National Championship.
Brooke Pancake produced the best freshman and sophomore seasons in Alabama history and finished her junior campaign as a first-team NGCA and Golfweek All-American on the course and first-team Capital One Academic All-American in the classroom ... three-time NGCA Scholar Athlete ... won the 2011 Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award for the All-American with the highest GPA ... the 2010 and 2011 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the year in women's golf ... the senior from Chattanooga, Tenn., garnered honorable mention All-America honors in 2010 from Golfweek ... she was a SEC All-Freshman selection in 2009 and is a two-time second-team All-SEC honoree before garnering first-team honors in 2011 ... selected to the NGCA All-East Region team in 2009 and 2011 ... was selected for the NCAA Elite 88 Award at the 2010 NCAA Championships as the player with the highest grade point average ... led the Crimson Tide to the school's first SEC Championship in women's golf with a tie for fifth place in 2010 ... named the 2010 and 2011 SEC Women's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... led the nation in driving accuracy as a freshman at 92 percent, which was better than anyone on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Champions Tour or in NCAA men's golf ... finished sixth as a sophomore in fairway hit ... a great iron player that hits a lot of greens ... a very consistent player that limits mistakes and scores ... boasts a career-scoring average of 73.28 with 15 top-10 finishes ... has 38-career rounds under par with 10 rounds in the 60s ... fired her then-career-low of 68 in the final round of the 2009 NCAA Championships before improving on that with a 5-under-par 66 in the second round of the 2010 SEC Championship ... then shot 65 on two occasions in 2010-11 ... advanced all the way to the semifinals of the 2011 U.S. Women's Amateur ... qualified for the 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur and finished fourth in the qualifying before losing 1 up in the first round of match play.
Pancake has came into her own as a junior ... her 72.29 scoring average was second on the team and among the best in the nation ... ranked eighth in the final Golfweek/Sagarin rankings and eighth in the Golfstat Cup ... a first-team All-America selection by the NGCA and Golfweek ... Capital One Academic All-American for her work in the classroom ... All-SEC selection and the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year in women's golf ... registered seven top-10 finishes, 10 rounds under par and six rounds in the 60s as a junior ... equaled the school record for 18 holes twice this season with opening round 65s in the Fall Preview and Tar Heel Invitational ... tied for third in par 3 scoring and sixth in par 4 scoring ... tied for the 12th-most birdies nationally while ranking 16th in greens in regulation at 69.6 percent ... third in first-round scoring at 71.45 ... second in putts in GIR and led the nation in fewest three-putts per round (.41) ... captured her first collegiate victory at the Tar Heel with a career-best 11-under-par 205 ... fired rounds of 65, 69 and 71 and the won the playoff ... finished tied for fourth at 5-under 211 to help the Tide capture the team victory at the Fall Preview ... tied for ninth at the Mason Rudolph Championship with a 5-under-par 211 ... shot 72, 69 74 to post a tie for 10th at the SEC/Pac-10 Challenge on the Stanford Golf Course ... shot season-high 8-over 224 in a tie for 13th at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic ... was 16th at the Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate, shooting a 2-over-par total of 218 ... tied for 11th at the LSU Tiger Golf Classic with a 7-over 223 ... finished 10th at Liz Murphey Classic with a 6-over 222 ... turned is a strong performance at the SEC Championships with a tie for sixth at 1-over-par 217 after rounds of 70, 72 and 75 ... was seven shots off the pace of medalist Erica Popson of Tennessee ... was steady throughout the NCAA East Regional as the Tide captured the school's first regional crown ... finished tied for sixth at 1-over-par 271 ... shot even-par 72 in rounds one and two and closed with a 73 in the final round ... carded a final round 69 at the NCAA Championships to finish tied for 19th at 6-over-par 294.
She finished third on the team with a 73.56 scoring average ... played in all 11 tournament and 32 rounds for the Crimson Tide as a sophomore ... boasted eight rounds under par and two rounds in the 60s ... an honorable mention All-American by Golfweek a second-team All-SEC selection by league coaches ... finished 35th in the final Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and 39th in the final Golfstat Cup rankings ... ranked sixth nationally in the Golfstat rankings in both the percentage of fairways hit (.899) and par-4 scoring (4.04) while finishing 11th in greens in regulation (.714) ... opened the season by tying for 23rd at the NGCA Match Play Qualifer and then went 2-1 in the match playing with wins over South Carolina and Georgia ... put together an outstanding 36 holes at the Mason Rudolph Women's Championship with rounds of 71 and 70 for a 3-under-par 141 to finish tied for 15th in the rain-shortened event ... finished 20th at the Tar Heel Invitational, firing a 72 in the second round and finishing 4-over-par 220 ... was tied for 54th at The Landfall Tradition (NCAA Fall Preview) with a 231 ... posted her first top 10 of the season with a tie for 10th at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic where her 1-over-par 217 helped lead the Tide capture the tournament crown ... fired a 69 (-3) in the second round in Puerto Rico ... put together her second straight top-10 finish with a 54-hole total of 6-over-par 222 at the Tiger/Wave Classic ... posted sixth top-20 showing of the season, placing 17th at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, shooting a 12-over 228 on a UGA Golf Course that featured firm and fast greens and winds in excess of 20 mph ... shot a final-round 1-under-par 71 at the Ping/ASU Invitational to finish tied for 38th at 6-over-par 222 ... her second-round 66 in the 2010 SEC Championship propelled the Crimson Tide to the top of the leaderboard as the captured the school's first SEC title in women's golf ... Pancake fired rounds of 74, 66 and 71 to finish tied for fifth individually ... the 66 was a new career low on 18 holes ... finished tied for 30th at the NCAA West Regional at 12-over-par 225 after rounds of 76, 76 and 73 ... finished 12th at the 2010 NCAA Championships at 1-under-par 287 ... fired rounds of 70, 74, 72 and 71 ... won the NCAA Elite 88 Award for the player at the championships with the highest grade point average.
Pancake finished runner-up for the SEC Freshman of the Year honors ... a second-team All-SEC choice and a member of the SEC All-Freshman team ... also garnered NGCA All-East Region accolades ... named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll ... third on the team with a scoring average of 74.06 in her first season at the collegiate ranks ... played in 11 tournaments and completed 31 rounds as a freshman ... fired nine rounds of par or better and six rounds under par ... lowest round was a scorching 68 (-4) in the final round of the NCAA Championships on the challenging Caves Valley Golf Club tract ... had five top-10 finishes in 2008-09, including a seventh-place finish at the NCAA East Regional ... has been in the top 10 in five of her 11 collegiate starts ... led the nation in fairways hit at a 92.0 percent clip ... finished tied for seventh in her first collegiate tournament at the Duramed Fall Preview (217, +1) ... her lowest tournament score was a 215 (+5) at the NCAA East Regional ... took ninth place at the Derby Invitational ... led the team at the UCF Challenge by tying for 23rd position with a 2-over-par 218 that included two 1-under rounds of 71 ... tied for ninth at the First Market Bank Intercollegiate with a 9-over 153 in the 36-hole event played in windy and cold conditions on bumpy greens ... shot a 77 in the only round of the rain-shortened Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic to finish tied for 30th ... led the team with a tie for 10th at the SEC Championships after shooting her final two rounds at par or better ... was second among Alabama players at the NCAA East Regional as the Crimson Tide finished second as a team and Pancake finished seventh individually ... fired rounds of 70, 72 and 73 to post a career-best 215 (+5) ... carded the second-lowest individual round of the NCAA Championships with a 4-under-par 68 in the final round ... finished tied for 32nd at 14-over-par 302 after rounds of 75, 78, 81 and 68.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA:
She attended Baylor High School in Chattanooga, Tenn. ... won the Tennessee State High School Championship four straight years ... holds the 18 and 36-hole scoring record in the Tennessee State High School Championship ... fired a round of 64 and carded a 36-hole score of 138 to hold the state championship records ... is being inducted into the Tennessee Women's Golf Hall of Fame ... was an all-state selection all four years ... was named the team MVP for four straight years ...was ranked No. 26 in the class of 2008 by the American Junior Golf Association ... placed in the top 10 in eight of her 15 AJGA tournaments in the past three years ... took top honors at the Palmetto Tournament her senior season ... garnered the Jeff Guerry Award ... earned the Betty Probassco Award belongs to the National Society of High School Scholars ... daughter of Debbie Pancake ... has three sisters, Debbie, Ally and Blaire ... pre-business major.